made by God, the youngest son of Zeruiah, David's sister. He was celebrated for his swiftness of foot. When fighting against Ish-bosheth at Gibeon, in the army of his brother Joab, he was put to death by Abner, whom he pursued from the field of battle (2 Sam. 2:18, 19). He is mentioned among David's thirty mighty men (2 Sam. 23:24; 1 Chr. 11:26). Others of the same name are mentioned (2 Chr. 17:8; 31:13; Ezra 10:15).
His brethren also pursued them with great alacrity, especially the younger, asahel, who was the most eminent of them.
asahel Stearns, professor of law at Cambridge, died, aged 64.
We caused about two hundred copies to be printed by Mr. asahel Bush, the territorial printer, for that purpose.
Hard in pursuit of him, and of him only, hastened asahel, the brother of Joab.
asahel, the youngest, had been in the front rank of his Gibborim, and his foot was fleet as that of a gazelle upon the mountain.
In about an hour after this my brother asahel arrived on a visit.
asahel was a man of consequence, being brother of the commander of the army and nephew of the king.
Abner seems to have carried sword and spear; asahel had probably nothing heavier than a bow.
Unknown to David, he sent for him back again, and privately stabbed him, in revenge for the loss of his brother asahel.
Perhaps, too, he thought that if asahel met his death at the hand of Abner, it was his own rashness that was to blame for it.