Abin'adab (Heb. Abinadab', אֲבַינָדָב, father of nobleness, i.e. noble; Sept. everywhere Α᾿μιναδάβ, Vulg. Abinadab. Josephus Α᾿βινάδαβος, Ant. 8:2, 3), the name of four men.
1. A Levite of Kirjath-jearim, in whose house, which was on a hill [ SEE GIBEAH ], the ark of the covenant was deposited, after being brought back from the land of the Philistines (1Sa 7:1), B.C. 1124. It was committed to the special charge of his son Eleazar; and remained there eighty years, until it was removed by David (2Sa 6:3-4; 1Ch 13:7). SEE ARK.
2. The second of the eight sons of Jesse, the father of David (1Sa 16:8; 1Ch 2:13), and one of the three who followed Saul to the campaign against the Philistines in which Goliath defied the army (1Sa 17:13), B.C. 1063,
3. The third named of the four sons of King Saul (1Ch 8:33; 1Ch 9:39), and one of the three who perished with their father in the battle at Gilboa (1Sa 31:2; 1Ch 10:2), B.C. 1053. His name appears to be omitted in the list in 1Sa 14:49.
4. The father of one of Solomon's purveyors (or rather BEN-ABINIDAB is to be regarded as the name of the purveyor himself), who presided over the district of Dor, and married Taphath, Solomon's daughter (1Ki 4:11), B.C. ante 1014.