Abner, av-NAYR, אַבְנֵר
Abner (Wikipedia)
Illustration from the Morgan Bible of Abner (in green) taking Michal away from Paltiel.

In the first and second Books of Samuel, Abner (Hebrew:

אַבְנֵר’Avner) was Saul's uncle and commander-in-chief of his army (1 Samuel 14:50, 20:25). His name also appears as

אבינר בן נר‬ "Abiner son of Ner", where the longer form Abiner means "my father is Ner".

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