Written נבל (Hebrew)
Means “foolish; senseless; failed.” This was the name of a wealthy Calebite who was the first husband of Abigail, a man from Maon who had his cattle on Mount Carmel. He was therefore descended from Caleb and was a hard and wicked man. He refused to give support to David, even though his men had protected Nabal’s flock in the past. So David decided to punish him, but Abigail persuaded him not to attack his house, and when he told Nabal the next day, his heart “grew cold,” and ten days later he died (1Sam 25:2-39; 27:3; 30:5; 2Sam 2:2; 3:3).