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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  father  of  (i.e.,  "desirous  of")  a  gift,  the  eldest  son  of 
  Zeruiah,  David's  sister.  He  was  the  brother  of  Joab  and  Asahel 
  (2  Sam.  2:18;  1  Chr.  2:16).  Abishai  was  the  only  one  who 
  accompanied  David  when  he  went  to  the  camp  of  Saul  and  took  the 
  spear  and  the  cruse  of  water  from  Saul's  bolster  (1  Sam. 
  26:5-12).  He  had  the  command  of  one  of  the  three  divisions  of 
  David's  army  at  the  battle  with  Absalom  (2  Sam.  18:2,5,12).  He 
  slew  the  Philistine  giant  Ishbi-benob,  who  threatened  David's 
  life  (2  Sam.  21:15-17).  He  was  the  chief  of  the  second  rank  of 
  the  three  mighties"  (2  Sam.  23:18,  19;  1  Chr.  11:20,21);  and  on 
  one  occasion  withstood  300  men,  and  slew  them  with  his  own  spear 
  (2  Sam.  23:18).  Abishai  is  the  name  of  the  Semitic  chief  who 
  offers  gifts  to  the  lord  of  Beni-Hassan.  See  illustration  facing 
  page  10. 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Abishai,  the  present  of  my  father