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- Abigail (Hebrew: Ã—ÂÃ–Â²Ã—Â‘Ã–Â´Ã—Â™Ã—Â’Ã–Â·Ã—Â™Ã–Â´Ã—Âœ / Ã—ÂÃ–Â²Ã—Â‘Ã–Â´Ã—Â™Ã—Â’Ã–Â¸Ã—Â™Ã–Â´Ã—Âœ, ModernÂ AvigÃƒÂ¡yil TiberianÂ ÃŠÂ¾Ã„Â‚Ã¡Â¸Â‡ÃƒÂ®Ã¡Â¸Â¡ÃƒÂ¡yil / ÃŠÂ¾Ã„Â‚Ã¡Â¸Â‡ÃƒÂ®Ã¡Â¸Â¡Ã„ÂyilÂ ; "her Father's joy" or "fountain of joy", spelled Abigal in 2 Samuel 17:25) was the wife of Nabal; she became a wife of David after Nabal's death (1 Samuel 25). She became the mother of one of David's sons, who is listed in the Book of Chronicles under the name Daniel, in the Masoretic Text of the Books of Samuel as Chileab, and in the Septuagint text of 2 Samuel 3:3 as ÃŽÂ”ÃŽÂ±ÃŽÂ»ÃŽÂ¿ÃÂ…ÃŽÂ¹ÃŽÂ±, Dalouia. In the passage from 1 Samuel, Nabal demonstrates ingratitude towards David, and Abigail attempts to placate David in order to stop him taking revenge. She gives him food, and speaks to him, urging him not to "have on his conscience the staggering burden of needless bloodshed" (verse 31, NIV) and reminding him that God will make him a "lasting dynasty" (verse 28). Jon Levenson calls this an "undeniable adumbration" of Nathan's prophecy in 2 Samuel 7. Alice Bach notes that Abigail pronounces a "crucial prophecy," and the Talmud regards her as one of the Tanakh's seven female prophets. Levenson, however, suggests that she "senses the drift of history" from intelligence rather than from special revelation.