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Abiathar
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abiathar, Son of Ahimelech
Abiathar, Son of Ahimelech (ֹאֶבְיָתָר‎, o'evyathar). One of two high priests during the reign of David. A descendant of Phinehas, son of Eli. His name means “my father is rich.”
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abiathar (Person)
ABIATHAR (PERSON) [Heb ʾebyātār (אֶבְיָתָר)]. The son of Ahimelech and priest of David (1 Sam 22:20–23). Abiathar fled to David with an ephod after the massacre of the priests of Nob at the hands of Doeg the Edomite. Saul had ordered the slaughter after hearing that Ahimelech had harbored David, supplied
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abiathar
Abiathar. One of two high priests during the reign of King David. The other high priest was Zadok, who evidently was appointed by David after his conquest of Jerusalem.Only Abiathar escaped when the priestly families at Nob were massacred at the instigation of King Saul. The priests of Nob had given
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abiathar
Abiathar ə-b̄iʹə-thăr, ab-i-āʹthăr [Heb. ’ḅbyāṯār—‘the father is preeminent’]. The son of Ahimelech son of Ahitub, priest of Nob. He escaped (1 S. 22:20) Saul’s slaughter of the priests there after Doeg the Edomite (21:7 [MT 8]) informed against Ahimelech (v 2) for having given food to the fugitive
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abiathar
ABIATHAR One of two high priests during the reign of King David. The other high priest was Zadok, who evidently was appointed by David after his conquest of Jerusalem.Only Abiathar escaped when the priestly families at Nob were massacred at the instigation of King Saul. The priests of Nob had given
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abiathar
Abiathar (uh-bi´uh-thahr), the son of Ahimelech who escaped the slaughter of the priests of Nob and joined David’s outlaw band (1 Sam. 22:2–23; 23:6–11). After Absalom’s revolt, he and Zadok carried the ark back to Jerusalem at David’s command (2 Sam. 15:24–29), and he would later be listed as serving
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abiathar
ABIATHAR. A priest of the old line of Eli. Apparently his father’s name was Ahimelech (1 Sam 22:20) and one of his sons had the same name (2 Sam 8:17). (. When Saul slew the priests of the Lord at Nob, Abiathar escaped and fled to David, before whom he served and bore the ark of the Lord when occasion
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Abiathar
ABIATHAR (Heb. ’eḇyāṯār, ‘father of excellence’). Son of Ahimelech and with him priest at Nob, he escaped alone from the massacre of his family by Saul to join David at Keilah, bringing with him an ephod (1 Sa. 22:20–22; 23:6, 9). He helped to take the ark to Jerusalem, where he was one of David’s
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abiathar
Abiathar (Heb. ʾeḇyāṯār)A descendant of Ithamar (and Eli; 1 Sam. 22:20–23), who eventually served as high priest during David’s reign.Abiathar served as a priest at Nob with his father Ahimelech. When Saul massacred Abiathar’s fellow priests, including his father, Abiathar fled to join David, bringing
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abiathar
Abiathar [ə bīˊ ə thər] (Heb. ˒eḇyāṯār “the father is preeminent”). A descendant of Eli the priest through Phinehas, Ahitub, and Ahimelech. Abiathar was the only son of Ahimelech to escape the sword of Doeg the Edomite, who slaughtered the priests of Nob at Saul’s behest because of Ahimelech’s
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Abiathar
AbiatharThe high priest (see Priest, Priesthood) who, according to Jesus, gave David and his men the Bread of the Presence which only priests were allowed to eat (Mk 2:25–26). This reference is extremely problematical since 1 Samuel 21:1–6 indicates that Ahimelech gave the bread to David. Matthew (12:4)
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Abiathar
ABIATHAR A descendant of Ithamar, the youngest son of Aaron, and the son of Ahimelech of the family of Eli (1 Sam 22:2–23; 1 Kgs 2:27; 1 Chr 24:3). Abiathar served as a priest at Nob with Ahimelech and was the sole survivor of the massacre of the priests of Nob ordered by Saul (1 Sam 22:20). He fled
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Ahimelech Father
Jonathan Son
Ahimelech Son
Ahijah Uncle
Ahitub Grandfather
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