ABITAL (a-bī'tăl, Heb. ’ăvîtāl, the father is dew). One of the wives of David (2Sam.3.4; 1Chr.3.3). ABITAL ə bī’ təl (אֲבִיטָֽל, my father is dew, possibly source of protection). One of David’s wives, the mother of Shephatiah, the fifth son born to David in Hebron (2 Sam 3:4; 1 Chron 3:3). International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) ab’-i-tal, a-bi’-tal (’abhiTal, "my father is dew"): One of the wives of King David. In the duplicated list (2Sa 3:4; 1Ch 3:3) in which the sons born to David in Hebron are mentioned and numbered, the fifth is said to be Shephatiah the son of Abital.