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Barzillai (Gileadite)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A wealthy Gileadite who remained loyal to David and provided him with food when Absalom attempted to usurp the throne (2 Sam 17:27–29). Later, Barzillai escorted David over the Jordan River. When David asked Barzillai to accompany him to Jerusalem as a reward for his loyalty, Barzillai declined, citing his old age, and sent Chimham in his stead (2 Sam 19:31–39).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Barzillai the Gileadite
Barzillai the Gileadite (בַּרְזִלַּי‎, barzillay). A wealthy Gileadite who remained loyal to David and provided him with food when Absalom attempted to usurp the throne (2 Sam 17:27–29). Later, Barzillai escorted David over the Jordan River. When David asked Barzillai to accompany him to Jerusalem as
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Barzillai (Person)
BARZILLAI (PERSON) [Heb barzillay (בַּרְזִלַּי)]. The name of three men in the OT.1. A Gileadite who supported David during his difficulties with Absalom (2 Sam 17:27–29). When David, hounded from Jerusalem by Absalom, camped at Mahanaim, Barzillai supplied him with materials and food from his own considerable
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Barzillai
Barzillai. 1. One of three men who offered hospitality to David and his supporters at Mahanaim during the dangerous time of Absalom’s rebellion (2 Sm 17:27). After Absalom was defeated, Barzillai, a Gileadite, came to the Jordan River as David prepared to cross it in a triumphant return to Jerusalem.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Barzillai (Gileadite)
1. A Gileadite of Rogelim who brought provision to David and his army at Mahanaim in their flight from Absalom (2 S. 17:27–29). When David was returning to Jerusalem after Absalom’s defeat, Barzillai conducted him over Jordan; but being an old man of eighty years, he declined David’s invitation to come
Barzillai
Barzillai bär-zilʹī [Heb. bārzillay; Gk. Berzelli]; AV Apoc. BERZELUS.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Barzillai
BARZILLAI1. One of three men who offered hospitality to David and his supporters at Mahanaim during the dangerous time of Absalom’s rebellion (2 Sm 17:27). After Absalom was defeated, Barzillai, a Gileadite, came to the Jordan River as David prepared to cross it in a triumphant return to Jerusalem.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Barzillai
Barzillai (bahr-zil´i).1 One of three wealthy individuals from the region of Gilead who sent food and other supplies to David and his followers when they were at Mahanaim during the rebellion of David’s son Absalom (2 Sam. 17:27–29). Invited to become a part of David’s court at Jerusalem, Barzillai
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Barzillai
BARZILLAI1. A wealthy octogenarian of Gilead, E and N of Jordan, who met David at Mahanaim (Gen 32:2) near the Jabbok River during the king’s flight from Absalom, and gave provisions to David’s men (2 Sam 17:27–29). As he and David parted at the Jordan on the king’s return, he refused the royal invitation
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Barzillai
BARZILLAI (‘Man of iron’). 1. ‘The Gileadite of Rogelim’ (2 Sa. 17:27, etc.), a faithful follower of David. 2. A relation of the above by marriage who took the family name (Ezr. 2:61), and is called ‘Jaddus’ in 1 Esdras 5:38. 3. ‘The Meholathite’, whose son Adriel married Saul’s daughter Merab (1 Sa.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Barzillai
Barzillai (Heb. barzillay)1. A Gileadite of Rogelim who brought food and supplies to David and his followers at Mahanaim during Absalom’s rebellion (2 Sam. 17:27–29). David offered Barzillai a permanent residence in Jerusalem as a member of the royal court, but he declined the offer because of his advanced
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Barzillai
BARZILLAI A wealthy benefactor from Gilead who gave assistance to David during the rebellion of Absalom (2 Sam 17:27–29). When David crossed the Jordan and reached Mahanaim with his loyal followers, Barzillai gave him food and material support, and David’s army went on to victory. David offered Barzillai
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Barzilla-i
Barzil´la-i (iron, i.e., strong).1. A wealthy Gileadite who showed hospitality to David when he fled from Absalom. 2 Sam. 17:27. (b.c. 1023.) He declined the king’s offer of ending his days at court. 2 Sam. 19:32–39.2. A Meholathite, whose son Adriel married Michal, Saul’s daughter. 2 Sam. 21:8. (b.c.
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