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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  father  of  nobleness;  i.e.,  "noble."  (1.)  A  Levite  of 
  Kirjath-jearim,  in  whose  house  the  ark  of  the  covenant  was 
  deposited  after  having  been  brought  back  from  the  land  of  the 
  Philistines  (1  Sam.  7:1).  It  remained  there  twenty  years,  till 
  it  was  at  length  removed  by  David  (1  Sam.  7:1,2;  1  Chr.  13:7). 
  (2.)  The  second  of  the  eight  sons  of  Jesse  (1  Sam.  16:8).  He 
  was  with  Saul  in  the  campaign  against  the  Philistines  in  which 
  Goliath  was  slain  (1  Sam.  17:13). 
  (3.)  One  of  Saul's  sons,  who  peristed  with  his  father  in  the 
  battle  of  Gilboa  (1  Sam.  31:2;  1  Chr.  10:2). 
  (4.)  One  of  Solomon's  officers,  who  "provided  victuals  for  the 
  king  and  his  household."  He  presided,  for  this  purpose,  over  the 
  district  of  Dor  (1  Kings  4:11). 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Abinadab,  father  of  a  vow,  or  of  willingness