Abner was the chief of John’s the Baptist loyal supporters.  He had been the head of Engedi Nazarite colony.  He had his home at Sebaste.  He became the head of Philadelphia church. 
Each Jesus’ apostle had a John’s apostle as associate, and the one of Andrew was Abner.  He was in charge to baptize Abraham the Pharisee in the pool of Siloam.  Even though the leaders had closed the synagogues to Jesus, they kept them open for Abner and the rest of John's disciples.  Abner moved his headquarters from Hebron to Bethlehem.  He helped to consolidate a favorable sentiment to the kingdom in Judea.  He has placed in charge of a group of seventy evangelists.  He was in charge of women’s corps, first twelve women and then increased with fifty women more.  Abner and Jesus saw a last time at Heshbon, before last Passover, and Jesus gave him a last farewll words.  Jesus instructed Abner to go on with work despite rumors of a plot in Jerusalem.  Abner was present at Jesus’ tenth appearance. 
He was at variance with all leaders of early church.  Nathaniel separated from Peter and joined Abner and Lazarus for a year.  He sent uncompromising teachers to Lake Urmia, to Cymboyton’ faculty, where due to this the effects of Jesus’ teachings were not very great.  He was an uncompromising man.  Died at 89 in Philadelphia. 
See also: UB 147:5.10; UB 152:7.2; UB 162:9; UB 165:1.3.