Abinadab @ father of nobleness; i.e., "noble." (1.) A Levite of Kirjath-jearim, in whose house the ark of the covenant was deposited after having been brought back from the land of the Philistines ( 1Samuel:7:1). It remained there twenty years, till it was at length removed by David ( 1Samuel:7:1-2; 1Chronicles:13:7). (2.) The second of the eight sons of Jesse ( 1Samuel:16:8). He was with Saul in the campaign against the Philistines in which Goliath was slain ( 1Samuel:17:13). (3.) One of Saul's sons, who peristed with his father in the battle of Gilboa ( 1Samuel:31:2; 1Chronicles:10:2). (4.) One of Solomon's officers, who "provided victuals for the king and his household." He presided, for this purpose, over the district of Dor (kjvKings:4:11).