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Abital or Avital (Hebrew: אֲבִיטַל‬) is a Hebrew female name which means my father is [the] dew. (ab-i means my father; -i is possessive pronoun for "my".) [1]

Abital is mentioned in the Bible as one of King David's wives (2 Samuel 3:4), the mother of David's fifth son Shephatiah.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Abital". Retrieved 2013-06-27.
  2. ^ 2 Samuel 3:4
  3. ^ "Abital (fl. 1000 BCE)". Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Gale Research Inc. Retrieved 6 January 2013.(subscription required)