Another in the mi.yodeya gravestone series:
I recently obtained a photograph of the gravestone of one of my ancestors. The first line of the inscription on the stone is:
איש חי רב פעלים מקבצאל
This appears to be a quote from שמואל ב כג:כ. It also seems that the Ben Ish Chai derived the names of several of his books from this verse.
So, can you help me understand the meaning of this verse, and why it might be inscribed on someone's gravestone?
For what it's worth, this ancestor lived in the latter half of the 19th century, in Hungary, where he apparently at one point was rosh kahal of his community.