1 Samuel 25:3

Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was surly and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.
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AD 735
Nabal means “fool” and Abigail means “father’s joy.” Foolish was anyone skilled in the law, who had the key to knowledge but did not himself enter and prevented from entering those who wanted to. But the synagogue is rightly called “the Father’s joy,” inasmuch as it is said, “Rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” For in such circumstances she was very wise to understand the word of faith and she was respectable to carry out what she understood, although her teachers were harsh because of their unbelief, evil because of their evil manner of living and wicked because of their plotting treachery against the Lord. - "Four Books on 1 Samuel 4.25"

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Caleb, the famous companion of Josue. His name means, "a dog "whence the Septuagint, "he was a Cynic. "Josephus, "he followed the manners of the Cynics "who were remarkable for their impudence, like dogs. Caleb was of the same tribe as David, and ought to have been more favourable to him on that account, ver. 6. (Haydock)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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