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Abital or Avital (Hebrew: אֲבִיטַל‎) is a Hebrew female name.[1] It translates as father of dew i.e., "fresh".[2]

The fifth wife of King David (2 Samuel 3:4) was called Abital, and was the mother of David's son Shephatiah.[3]


  1. "Hebrew Names - Abital (Avital)". Hebrew Online. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  2. M. G. Easton (1897). "A". Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  3. 2 Samuel 3:4

This entry incorporates text from the public domain Easton's Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897.


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