VASHNI (văsh'nī, Heb. washnî, weak). The name of the firstborn of Samuel, according to 1Chr.6.28 (kjv). This presents a problem, since another passage says that Samuel’s firstborn was Joel and his second Abijah (1Sam.8.2). The Hebrew text seems to be corrupt, and perhaps washnî should be translated “and the second” (so niv), the name of the first son being accidentally omitted by some copyist.