A'biel (Heb. Abiel', אֲבַיאֵל lit. father [i.e. possessor] of God, i.e. pious, or perhaps father of strength, i.e. strong; Sept. 'Αβιήλ), the name of two men.
1. The son of Zeror, a Benjamite (1Sa 9:1), and father of Ner (1Sa 14:51), which last was the grandfather of Saul, the first king of Israel (1Ch 8:33; 1Ch 9:39). B.C. 1093. In 1Sa 9:1 he is called the "father" (q.v.) of Kish, meaning grandfather. SEE NER.