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In addition to what @DoubleAA said about this Avigail being the sister of Dovid. The sefer Ishay HaTanach by Yishai Chasidah (Shaar Press - 1994) p. 13 notes that Yerushalmi Yevamos 8:3 helps provide more in the way of family background: Yisra the Israelite (II Samuel 17:25) was born an Ishmaelite. He entered the court of Yishai (father of David) and found ...


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R' Ahron Marcus, the Hebrew linguist, wrote in his book Barzilai1 on the origins and identification of several of the Tanachic animals, among them the Re'em. He rejects the various identifications of his time - the unicorn, leucoryx, rhinoceros and the aurochs. Instead, he writes: מן הרשימה בדברים (י"ד, ה') מסתבר, ששור הבר לא כונה מקודם "ראם",...


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The only thing I can add to the very comprehensive answers provided already is that the Midrash HaGadol, Devarim 1:17 notes that his father despised him as he thought he was ga'avadik (haughty) as when he was young he used to prophesy, "I am destined to destroy the places of the Pelishtim (Philistines), to kill their hero Golyas (Goliath) and to build ...


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