Abiathar
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ABIATHAR

a-bi'-a-thar, ab-i-a'-thar ('ebhyathar, "father of super-excellence," or, "the super-excellent one is father." With changed phraseology these are the explanations commonly given, though "a father remains" would be more in accord with the ordinary use of the stem yathar. The pious Abiathar was still conscious that he had a Father, even after the butchery of his human relatives):

1. The Biblical Account:

The Scriptures represent that Abiathar was descended from Phinehas the son of Eli, and through him from Ithamar the son of Aaron; that he was the son of Ahimelech the head priest at Nob who, with his associates, was put to death by King Saul for alleged conspiracy with David; that he had two sons, Ahimelech and Jonathan, the former of whom was, in Abiathar's lifetime, prominent in the priestly service (1 Samuel 21:1-9; 1 Samuel 22:7; 2 Samuel 8:17; 2 Samuel 15:27; 1 Chronicles 18:16; 1 Chronicles 24:3, 6, 31).

See AHIMELECH; AHITUB.

Abiathar escaped from the massacre of the priests at Nob, and fled to David, carrying the ephod with him. This was a great accession to David's strength. Public feeling in Israel was outraged by the slaughter of the priests, and turned strongly against Saul. The heir of the priesthood, and in his care the holy ephod, were now with David, and the fact gave to his cause prestige, and a certain character of legitimacy. David also felt bitterly his having been the unwilling cause of the death of Abiathar's relatives, and this made his heart warm toward his friend. Presumably, also, there was a deep religious sympathy between them.

Abiathar seems to have been at once recognized as David's priest, the medium of consultation with Yahweh through the ephod (1 Samuel 22:20-23; 1 Samuel 23:6, 9; 30:7, 8). He was at the head of the priesthood, along with Zadok (1 Chronicles 15:11), when David, after his conquests (1 Chronicles 13:5; compare 2 Samuel 6), brought the ark to Jerusalem. The two men are mentioned together as high priests eight times in the narrative of the rebellion of Absalom (2 Samuel 15:24), and are so mentioned in the last list of David's heads of departments (2 Samuel 20:25). Abiathar joined with Adonijah in his attempt to seize the throne (1 Kings 1:7-42), and was for this deposed from the priesthood, though he was treated with consideration on account of his early comradeship with David (1 Kings 2:26, 27). Possibly he remained high priest emeritus, as Zadok and Abiathar still appear as priests in the lists of the heads of departments for Solomon's reign (1 Kings 4:4). Particularly apt is the passage in Psalm 55:12-14, if one regards it as referring to the relations of David and Abiathar in the time of Adonijah.

There are two additional facts which, in view of the close relations between David and Abiathar, must be regarded as significant. One is that Zadok, Abiathar's junior, is uniformly mentioned first, in all the many passages in which the two are mentioned together, and is treated as the one who is especially responsible. Turn to the narrative, and see how marked this is. The other similarly significant fact is that in certain especially responsible matters (1 Chronicles 24; 1 Chronicles 18:16 2 Samuel 8:17) the interests of the line of Ithamar are represented, not by Abiathar, but by his son Ahimelech. There must have been something in the character of Abiathar to account for these facts, as well as for his deserting David for Adonijah. To sketch his character might be a work for the imagination rather than for critical inference; but it seems clear that though he was a man worthy of the friendship of David, he yet had weaknesses or misfortunes that partially incapacitated him.

The characteristic priestly function of Abiathar is thus expressed by Solomon: "Because thou barest the ark of the Lord Yahweh before David my father" (1 Kings 2:26). By its tense the verb denotes not a habitual act, but the function of ark-bearing, taken as a whole. Zadok and Abiathar, as high priests, had charge of the bringing of the ark to Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 15:11). We are not told whether it was again moved during the reign of David. Necessarily the priestly superintendence of the ark implies that of the sacrifices and services that were connected with the ark. The details in Kings indicate the existence of much of the ceremonial described in the Pentateuch, while numerous additional Pentateuchal details are mentioned in Ch.

A priestly function much emphasized is that of obtaining answers from God through the ephod (1 Samuel 23:6, 9; 1 Samuel 30:7). The word ephod (see 1 Samuel 2:18 2 Samuel 6:14) does not necessarily denote the priestly vestment with the Urim and Thummim (e.g. Leviticus 8:7, 8), but if anyone denies that this was the ephod of the priest Abiathar, the burden of proof rests upon him. This is not the place for inquiring as to the method of obtaining divine revelations through the ephod.

Abiathar's landed estate was at Anathoth in Benjamin (1 Kings 2:26), one of the cities assigned to the sons of Aaron (Joshua 21:18).

Apart from the men who are expressly said to be descendants of Aaron, this part of the narrative mentions priests three times. David's sons were priests (2 Samuel 8:18). This is of a piece with David's carrying the ark on a new cart (2 Samuel 6), before he had been taught by the death of Uzza. "And also Ira the Jairite was priest to the king" (2 Samuel 20:26 the English Revised Version). "And Zabud the son of Nathan was priest, friend of the king" (1 Kings 4:5 the English Revised Version). These instances seem to indicate that David and Solomon had each a private chaplain. As to the descent and function of these two "priests" we have not a word of information, and it is illegitimate to imagine details concerning them which bring them into conflict with the rest of the record.

2. Critical Opinions Concerning Abiathar:

No one will dispute that the account thus far given is that of the Bible record as it stands. Critics of certain schools, however, do not accept the facts as thus recorded. If a person is committed to the tradition that the Deuteronomic and the priestly ideas of the Pentateuch first originated some centuries later than Abiathar, and if he makes that tradition the standard by which to test his critical conclusions, he must of course regard the Biblical account of Abiathar as unhistorical. Either the record disproves the tradition or the tradition disproves the record. There is no third alternative. The men who accept the current critical theories understand this, and they have two ways of defending theories against the record. In some instances they use devices for discrediting the record; in other instances they resort to harmonizing hypotheses, changing the record so as to make it agree with theory. Without here discussing these matters, we must barely note some of their bearings in the case of Abiathar.

For example, to get rid of the testimony of Jesus (Mark 2:26) to the effect that Abiathar was high priest and that the sanctuary at Nob was "the house of God," it is affirmed that either Jesus or the evangelist is here mistaken. The proof alleged for this is that Abiathar's service as priest did not begin till at least a few days later than the incident referred to. This is merely finical, though it is an argument that is sometimes used by some scholars.

Men affirm that the statements of the record as to the descent of the line of Eli from Ithamar are untrue; that on the contrary we must conjecture that Abiathar claimed descent from Eleazar, his line being the alleged senior line of that family; that the senior line became extinct at his death, Zadok being of a junior line, if indeed he inherited any of the blood of Aaron. In making such affirmations as these, men deny the Bible statements as resting on insufficient evidence, and substitute for them other statements which, confessedly, rest on no evidence at all.

All such procedure is incorrect. Many are suspicious of statements found in the Books of Chronicles; that gives them no right to use their suspicions as if they were perceptions of fact. Supposably one may think the record unsatisfactory, and may be within his rights in thinking so, but that does not authorize him to change the record except on the basis of evidence of some kind. If we treat the record of the times of Abiathar as fairness demands that a record be treated in a court of justice, or a scientific investigation, or a business proposition, or a medical case, we will accept the facts substantially as they are found in Samuel and Kings and Chronicles and Mk.

Willis J. Beecher

Greek
8. Abiathar -- Abiathar, an Israelite
... 7, 8. Abiathar. 9 . Abiathar, an Israelite. Part of Speech: Proper Noun,
Indeclinable Transliteration: Abiathar Phonetic Spelling ...
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Strong's Hebrew
54. Ebyathar -- "the great one is father," an Israelite priest
... Ebyathar. 55 . "the great one is father," an Israelite priest. Transliteration:
Ebyathar Phonetic Spelling: (ab-yaw-thawr') Short Definition: Abiathar. ... Abiathar ...
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Library

Then Abiathar the Priest Offered Gifts Without End to the High ...
... Chapter 7. Then Abiathar the priest offered gifts without end to the high
priests´┐Ż Then Abiathar the priest offered gifts without ...
/.../unknown/the gospel of pseudo-matthew/chapter 7 then abiathar the.htm

Absalom the Ungrateful Son
... the wilderness. And Zadok and Abiathar came carrying the ark of Jehovah
and set it down until all the people had passed. Then David ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/absalom the ungrateful son.htm

How Solomon, when He had Received the Kingdom Took Off His
... as to his elder brother, since she desired that he might marry Abishag; and that
he had potent friends, Joab the captain of the host, and Abiathar the priest. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 1 how solomon when.htm

Jesus Defends Disciples who Pluck Grain on the Sabbath.
... 26 How he entered into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest, ^c and took
and ate the showbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/xxxviii jesus defends disciples who.htm

Now it came to Pass, when She was Fourteen Years Old...
... And when all the people had come together, Abiathar the high priest rose, and mounted
on a higher step, that he might be seen and heard by all the people; and ...
/.../unknown/the gospel of pseudo-matthew/chapter 8 now it came.htm

That David Made Great Preparations for the House of God; and That ...
... Now Adonijah had for his assistants Joab the captain of the army, and Abiathar the
high priest; and the only persons that opposed him were Zadok the high priest ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 14 that david made.htm

David Appointing Solomon
... II. The sad defection to Adonijah of such tried friends as Joab and Abiathar
has its lesson. The reason for Joab's treachery is plain. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/david appointing solomon.htm

The Story of Solomon and his Temple
... people. Adonijah gathered his friends; and among them were Joab, the general
of the army, and Abiathar, one of the two high-priests. ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the story of solomon and.htm

The Prophet --His Youth and his Call.
... For Abiathar, the last of that descent to hold office as Priest of the Ark, had
an ancestral estate at Anathoth, to which he retired upon his dismissal by ...
//christianbookshelf.org/smith/jeremiah/lecture iii the prophethis youth.htm

How Solomon Became the Ruler of Israel
... younger son after Absalom. He also had made an agreement with Joab and
with Abiathar the priest to help him. But Zadok the priest ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/how solomon became the ruler.htm

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Abiathar

excellent father; father of the remnant

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Abiathar

(father of abundance , i.e. liberal), High priest and fourth in descent from Eli. (B.C. 1060-1012.) Abiathar was the only one of the all the sons of Ahimelech the high priest who escaped the slaughter inflicted upon his father's house by Saul, in revenge for his father's house by Saul, in revenge of his having inquired of the Lord for David and given him the shew-bread to eat. (1 Samuel 22:1) ... Abiathar having become high priest fled to David, and was thus enabled to inquire of the Lord for him. (1 Samuel 23:9; 30:7; 2 Samuel 2:1; 5:19) etc. He adhered to David in his wanderings while pursued by Saul; he was with him while he reigned in Hebron, and afterwards in Jerusalem. (2 Samuel 2:1-3) He continued faithful to him in Absalom's rebellion. (2 Samuel 15;24,29,35,36; 17:15-17; 19:11) When, however, Adonijah set himself up fro David's successor on the throne, in opposition to Solomon, Abiathar sided with him, while Zadok was on Solomon's side. For this Abiathar was deprived of the high priesthood. Zadok had joined David at Hebron, (1 Chronicles 12:28) so that there was henceforth who high priests in the reign of David, and till the deposition of Abiathar by Solomon, when Zadok became the sole high priest.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Abiathar

Son of Ahimelech, and tenth high priest of the Jews. When Saul sent his emissaries to Nob, to destroy all the priests there, Abiathar, who was young, fled to David in the wilderness, 1 Samuel 22:11-23, with whom he continued in the character of priest, 1 Samuel 23:9 30:7. Being confirmed in the high priesthood on David's accession to the throne, he aided in bringing up the ark to Jerusalem, 1 1 Corinthians 15:11,12, and adhered to David during the rebellion of Absalom, 2 Samuel 15:35, but afterwards was led to follow Adonijah, thus strangely betraying his royal friend in his old age. Solomon succeeding to the throne, degraded him from the priesthood, and sent him to Anathoth, 1 Kings 2:26,27; thus fulfilling the prediction made to Eli 150 years before, 1 Samuel 2:27-36. Saul, it would appear, had transferred the dignity of the high priesthood from the line of Ithamar, to which Eli belonged, to that of Eleazar, by conferring the office upon Zadok. Thus there were, at the same time, two high priests in Israel; Abiathar with David, and Zadok with Saul. This double priesthood continued from the death of Ahimelech till the reign of Solomon, after which the office was held by Zadok and his race alone.

A difficulty arises from the circumstance that, in 1 Kings 2:27, Abiathar is said to be deprived of the priest's office by Solomon; while in 2 Samuel 8:17 1 Chronicles 18:16 24:3,6,31, Ahimelech the son of Abiathar is said to be high priest along with Zadok. The most probable solution is, that both father and son each bore the two names Ahimelech and Abiathar, as was not at all unusual among the Jews. See under ABIGAIL. In this was also we may remove the difficulty arising from Mark 2:26, where Abiathar is said to have given David the showbread, in allusion to 1 Samuel 21:1-6, where it is Ahimelech.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Father of abundance, or my father excels, the son of Ahimelech the high priest. He was the tenth high priest, and the fourth in descent from Eli. When his father was slain with the priests of Nob, he escaped, and bearing with him the ephod, he joined David, who was then in the cave of Adullam (1 Samuel 22:20-23; 23:6). He remained with David, and became priest of the party of which he was the leader (1 Samuel 30:7). When David ascended the throne of Judah, Abiathar was appointed high priest (1 Chronicles 15:11; 1 Kings 2:26) and the "king's companion" (1 Chronicles 27:34). Meanwhile Zadok, of the house of Eleazar, had been made high priest. These appointments continued in force till the end of David's reign (1 Kings 4:4). Abiathar was deposed (the sole historical instance of the deposition of a high priest) and banished to his home at Anathoth by Solomon, because he took part in the attempt to raise Adonijah to the throne. The priesthood thus passed from the house of Ithamar (1 Samuel 2:30-36; 1 Kings 1:19; 2:26, 27). Zadok now became sole high priest. In Mark 2:26, reference is made to an occurrence in "the days of Abiathar the high priest." But from 1 Samuel 22, we learn explicitly that this event took place when Ahimelech, the father of Abiathar, was high priest. The apparent discrepancy is satisfactorily explained by interpreting the words in Mark as referring to the life-time of Abiathar, and not to the term of his holding the office of high priest. It is not implied in Mark that he was actual high priest at the time referred to. Others, however, think that the loaves belonged to Abiathar, who was at that time (Leviticus 24:9) a priest, and that he either himself gave them to David, or persuaded his father to give them.
Thesaurus
Abiathar (29 Occurrences)
... remained with David, and became priest of the party of which he was the leader
(1 Samuel 30:7). When David ascended the throne of Judah, Abiathar was appointed ...
/a/abiathar.htm - 29k

Abiathar's (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Abiathar's (1 Occurrence). 2 Samuel 15:36 Behold,
they have there with them their two sons, Ahimaaz, Zadok's ...
/a/abiathar's.htm - 6k

Abi'athar (28 Occurrences)
Abi'athar. Abiathar, Abi'athar. Abiathar's . ... 1 Samuel 22:20 And one of the sons
of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David ...
/a/abi'athar.htm - 14k

Ahim'elech (16 Occurrences)
... RSV). 1 Samuel 22:20 And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub,
named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David. (See RSV). ...
/a/ahim'elech.htm - 11k

Ahimelech (17 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Brother of the king, the son of Ahitub and father of Abiathar
(1 Samuel 22:20-23). He descended from Eli in the line of Ithamar. ...
/a/ahimelech.htm - 20k

Ahimaaz (15 Occurrences)
... With Jonathan the son of Abiathar he carried information to Dared when he
fled from Absalom (2 Samuel 15:27, 36; 2 Samuel 17:17, 20). ...
/a/ahimaaz.htm - 14k

Adoni'jah (26 Occurrences)
... (See RSV). 1 Kings 1:7 And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar
the priest; and they following Adonijah helped him. (See RSV). ...
/a/adoni'jah.htm - 13k

Scribe (55 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 8:17 and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were
priests; and Seraiah was scribe; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT). ...
/s/scribe.htm - 27k

Ahitub (16 Occurrences)
... See AHIJAH; AHIMELECH; ABIATHAR. ... 1 Samuel 22:20 One of the sons of Ahimelech, the
son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David. ...
/a/ahitub.htm - 14k

Zadok (50 Occurrences)
... Zadok and Abiathar acted as high priests on several important occasions (1 Chronicles
15:11; 2 Samuel 15:24-29, 35, 36); but when Adonijah endeavoured to ...
/z/zadok.htm - 40k

Bible Concordance
Abiathar (29 Occurrences)

Mark 2:26 How he entered into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the show bread, which is not lawful to eat except for the priests, and gave also to those who were with him?"
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 22:20 One of the sons of Ahimelech, the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 22:21 Abiathar told David that Saul had slain Yahweh's priests.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

1 Samuel 22:22 David said to Abiathar, "I knew on that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul. I am responsible for the death of all the persons of your father's house.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 23:6 It happened, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 23:9 David knew that Saul was devising mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 30:7 David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelech, "Please bring me here the ephod." Abiathar brought the ephod to David.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 8:17 and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Seraiah was scribe;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 15:24 Behold, Zadok also came, and all the Levites with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God; and they set down the ark of God; and Abiathar went up, until all the people finished passing out of the city.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 15:27 The king said also to Zadok the priest, "Aren't you a seer? Return into the city in peace, and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz your son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 15:29 Zadok therefore and Abiathar carried the ark of God again to Jerusalem; and they stayed there.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 15:35 Don't you have Zadok and Abiathar the priests there with you? Therefore it shall be, that whatever thing you shall hear out of the king's house, you shall tell it to Zadok and Abiathar the priests.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 15:36 Behold, they have there with them their two sons, Ahimaaz, Zadok's son, and Jonathan, Abiathar's son; and by them you shall send to me everything that you shall hear."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 17:15 Then Hushai said to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, "Ahithophel counseled Absalom and the elders of Israel that way; and I have counseled this way.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 19:11 King David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, saying, "Speak to the elders of Judah, saying,'Why are you the last to bring the king back to his house? Since the speech of all Israel has come to the king, to return him to his house.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 20:25 and Sheva was scribe; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 1:7 He conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 1:19 He has slain cattle and fatlings and sheep in abundance, and has called all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of the army; but he hasn't called Solomon your servant.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 1:25 For he is gone down this day, and has slain cattle and fatlings and sheep in abundance, and has called all the king's sons, and the captains of the army, and Abiathar the priest. Behold, they are eating and drinking before him, and say,'Long live king Adonijah!'
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 1:42 While he yet spoke, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came: and Adonijah said, "Come in; for you are a worthy man, and bring good news."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 2:22 King Solomon answered his mother, "Why do you ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Ask for him the kingdom also; for he is my elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 2:26 To Abiathar the priest the king said, "Go to Anathoth, to your own fields; for you are worthy of death. But I will not at this time put you to death, because you bore the ark of the Lord Yahweh before David my father, and because you were afflicted in all in which my father was afflicted."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 2:27 So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest to Yahweh, that he might fulfill the word of Yahweh, which he spoke concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 2:35 The king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his room over the army; and Zadok the priest did the king put in the room of Abiathar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 4:4 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the army; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 15:11 David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 18:16 and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Shavsha was scribe;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 24:6 Shemaiah the son of Nethanel the scribe, who was of the Levites, wrote them in the presence of the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and the heads of the fathers' houses of the priests and of the Levites; one fathers' house being taken for Eleazar, and one taken for Ithamar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 27:34 and after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and the captain of the king's army was Joab.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Abiathar

Abiathar: Escapes to David from the Vengeance of Saul, Who Slew the Priests in the City of Nob

Abiathar: Helps David by Sending his Son from Jerusalem to David With Secret Information Concerning the Counsel of Ahithophel

Abiathar: High Priest--Called Ahimelech

Abiathar: High Priest--Called Ahimelech: And Abimelech

Abiathar: High Priest--Called Ahimelech: Associate High Priest With Zadok in the Reign of David

Abiathar: High Priest--Called Ahimelech: But Called Ahimelech and Father of Abiathar

Abiathar: High Priest--Called Ahimelech: Consults the Ephod for David

Abiathar: High Priest--Called Ahimelech: Loyal to David when Absalom Rebelled

Abiathar: High Priest--Called Ahimelech: Son of Ahimelech

Abiathar: High Priest--Called Ahimelech: Supports Adonijah's Pretensions to the Throne

Abiathar: High Priest--Called Ahimelech: Thrust out of office by Solomon

Related Terms

Abiathar's (1 Occurrence)

Abi'athar (28 Occurrences)

Ahim'elech (16 Occurrences)

Ahimelech (17 Occurrences)

Ahimaaz (15 Occurrences)

Adoni'jah (26 Occurrences)

Scribe (55 Occurrences)

Ahitub (16 Occurrences)

Zadok (50 Occurrences)

Ahi'tub (15 Occurrences)

Secretary (34 Occurrences)

Adonijah (28 Occurrences)

Jehoi'ada (50 Occurrences)

Benai'ah (43 Occurrences)

Ephod (45 Occurrences)

Zeru'iah (24 Occurrences)

Fattened (19 Occurrences)

Fatlings (12 Occurrences)

Fatted (17 Occurrences)

Fatling (4 Occurrences)

Ahith'ophel (15 Occurrences)

Anathoth (16 Occurrences)

Abi'athar's (1 Occurrence)

Ahim'a-az (8 Occurrences)

Ahimelech's (1 Occurrence)

Shemai'ah (38 Occurrences)

Soever (24 Occurrences)

Keilah (16 Occurrences)

Palace (194 Occurrences)

Calves (34 Occurrences)

Benaiah (44 Occurrences)

Commander (111 Occurrences)

Hither (84 Occurrences)

Zeruiah (25 Occurrences)

Jo'ab (120 Occurrences)

Abimelech (63 Occurrences)

Ithamar (20 Occurrences)

Ahithophel (17 Occurrences)

Shemaiah (40 Occurrences)

Invited (49 Occurrences)

Jehoiada (51 Occurrences)

King's (375 Occurrences)

Abundance (194 Occurrences)

Eli (36 Occurrences)

Sacrificed (112 Occurrences)

Jonathan (109 Occurrences)

Thither (119 Occurrences)

Further (121 Occurrences)

Hushai (13 Occurrences)

Worthy (92 Occurrences)

Hearest (18 Occurrences)

Fled (181 Occurrences)

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Quarters (17 Occurrences)

Zadok's (1 Occurrence)

Kei'lah (16 Occurrences)

Nethaneel (14 Occurrences)

None (573 Occurrences)

Nethan'el (14 Occurrences)

Nethanel (14 Occurrences)

Uriel (4 Occurrences)

Unless (102 Occurrences)

Uri'el (3 Occurrences)

Urim (8 Occurrences)

Occasioned (1 Occurrence)

Joab's (13 Occurrences)

Jo'el (19 Occurrences)

Loaves (54 Occurrences)

Lawful (38 Occurrences)

Writeth (26 Occurrences)

Inscribed (20 Occurrences)

Fleeth (54 Occurrences)

Fulfilling (14 Occurrences)

Feasting (39 Occurrences)

Thummim (6 Occurrences)

Replaced (4 Occurrences)

Eliel (10 Occurrences)

Edomite (11 Occurrences)

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