Abinoam

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Abinoam (a-bin'-o-am, ab-i-no'-am), from Kedesh-naphtali, was the father of Barak who defeated Jabin's army, led by Sisera.[1] He is mentioned only in Judges 4:6, 4:12 and 5:12.[2]

The name means "the (divine) father is pleasantness."[3] Where the Masoretic Text of the Hebrew Bible reads Avinoam, the Greek Septuagint manuscripts read Ab[e]ineem or Iabin.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Judges 4:6; 5:1
  2. ^ Cheyne and Black (1899), Encyclopaedia Biblica, entry for "Abinoam." [1]
  3. ^ Cheyne and Black (1899), Encyclopaedia Biblica, entry for "Abinoam." [2]
  4. ^ Cheyne and Black (1899), Encyclopaedia Biblica, entry for "Abinoam." [3]