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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