Abigail @ father (i.e., "leader") of the dance, or "of joy." (1.) The sister of David, and wife of Jether an Ishmaelite ( 1Chronicles:2:16-17). She was the mother of Amasa ( 2Samuel:17:25). (2.) The wife of the churlish Nabal, who dwelt in the district of Carmel ( 1Samuel:25:3). She showed great prudence and delicate management at a critical period of her husband's life. She was "a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance." After Nabal's death she became the wife of David ( 1Samuel:25:14-42), and was his companion in all his future fortunes ( 1Samuel:27:31Samuel:30:5; 2Samuel:2:2). By her David had a son called Chileab ( 2Samuel:3:3), elsewhere called Daniel ( 1Chronicles:3:1).