Metaphysical meaning of Abigail (mbd)
Abigail, ab'-`i-gail (Heb.)--father of joy; source of exultation or cause of delight.
a A Carmelitess (See I Chron. 3: 1) who was David's wife (I Sam. 25:3, 42). b David's sister (I Chron. 2:16).
Meta. The idea back of this name and of its association with David is that joy comes from God and should go with his love (David). A Carmelitess signifies abundance. Thus we see that joy and abundance are closely connected. (See AEIINOAM.)
Preceding Entry: Abiezer
Following Entry: Abihail