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Asahel was a son of Zeruiah (who was King David's sister), and the brother of Joab and Abishai. Asahel was renown for being fleet of foot,[1] but his ability to run swiftly was his downfall. When Asahel pursued Abner in battle, Abner killed him with his spear.[2] The name Asahel means "God has made."


  1. 2 Samuel 2:18 (Link)
  2. 2 Samuel 2:23 (Link)