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[ney-buh l]
  1. a wealthy Calebite, husband of Abigail, who refused rightful tribute to King David for protecting Nabal's flocks. I Sam. 25.
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Related formsNa·bal·ism, nounNa·bal·ite, nounNa·bal·it·ic [ney-buh-lit-ik] /ˌneɪ bəˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples of nabal

  • When Abigail returned to Nabal, he was holding a feast in his house like a king.

    The Children's Bible

    Henry A. Sherman

  • So he sent to Nabal's wife, and invited her to come to him, to live with him, and to be his wife.

  • She reminds us of the self-possession of Jael, or of Abigail, the wife of Nabal.

  • The inhabitants, like Nabal of Carmel, are rich in sheep and oxen.

    Tent Work in Palestine

    Claude Reignier Conder

  • Abigail took better care of Nabal's house than he did himself.