Boyd’s Bible Dictionary:

Concise Bible Dictionary:

1. Son of Abiel a Benjamite and father of Saul, king of Israel (1 Sam. 9:1,31Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power. (1 Samuel 9:1)
3And the asses of Kish Saul's father were lost. And Kish said to Saul his son, Take now one of the servants with thee, and arise, go seek the asses. (1 Samuel 9:3)
; 1 Sam. 10:11,2111And it came to pass, when all that knew him beforetime saw that, behold, he prophesied among the prophets, then the people said one to another, What is this that is come unto the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets? (1 Samuel 10:11)
21When he had caused the tribe of Benjamin to come near by their families, the family of Matri was taken, and Saul the son of Kish was taken: and when they sought him, he could not be found. (1 Samuel 10:21)
; 1 Sam. 14:5151And Kish was the father of Saul; and Ner the father of Abner was the son of Abiel. (1 Samuel 14:51); 2 Sam. 21:1414And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son buried they in the country of Benjamin in Zelah, in the sepulchre of Kish his father: and they performed all that the king commanded. And after that God was entreated for the land. (2 Samuel 21:14); 1 Chron. 8:3333And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal. (1 Chronicles 8:33), called Cis in Acts 13:2121And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years. (Acts 13:21)).

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

from 6983; a bow; Kish, the name of five Israelites
KJV Usage:

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

a snare

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

Fowling; hard; difficult; a bow:―the name of five Israelites, 1 Sam. 9:1. {Aucupium}