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Abi-albon

ABI-ALBON ā’ bī ăl’ bən (אֲבִֽי־עַלְבוֹן, ABI, father of; ALBON, meaning unknown). Abi-albon the Arbathite, a member of David’s thirty mighty men (2 Sam 23:31). Most likely from Beth-arabah, a border town of Judah and Benjamin (Josh 15:6, 61; 18:22). Name may be corrupt. Some suggest confusion with Shaalbon (2 Sam 23:32). The LXX has Abiel in 2 Samuel 23:31 and agrees with the MT in 1 Chronicles 11:32 where both Heb. and Gr. texts read Abiel the Arbathite. The suggestion that Albon is a corruption of Baal is not likely.