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Abigail: The Wise Woman of Carmel

Amy Smith Carman
Pepperdine University
AmySmithCarman@gmail.com

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Abstract

Abigail's wise and independent intervention to avert the impending disaster sparked by her foolish husband saves herself and her household from slaughter and Israel’s future king from presumption and bloodguilt. An examination of the 1 Samuel 25 narrative concerning Abigail’s prophetic act of mediation, which draws David’s gratitude and Yahweh’s blessing, contributes to the understanding of the role women played in ancient Israel.

 
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