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The Archite who was an agent working for David among Absalom’s advisors (2 Sam 15–17; 1 Chr 27:33). For further information, see these articles: Samuel, First and Second Books of; David, King of Israel; Absalom, Son of David.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hushai. Friend and adviser who remained faithful to David when his other adviser, Ahithophel, defected to join the rebelling Absalom. According to David’s instructions, Hushai pretended loyalty to Absalom and slipped information to David regarding Absalom’s plans. Ahithophel urged Absalom to attack the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hushai hoo̅shʹ̄-ī [Heb. ḥûšay; Gk. Chousei, Josephus Chousi]. An Archite, native of Archi, SW of Bethel on the northern border of Benjamin and southern border of Joseph (Josh. 16:2). Hushai was one of David’s most faithful and wise counselors. When David was fleeing from Jerusalem and Absalom, Hushai
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
HUSHAI Friend and adviser who remained faithful to David when his other adviser, Ahithophel, defected to join the rebelling Absalom. According to David’s instructions, Hushai pretended loyalty to Absalom and slipped information to David regarding Absalom’s plans. Ahithophel urged Absalom to attack the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Archite (ahr´kit).1 Identification given to Hushai, adviser to David (2 Sam. 15:32; 16:16; 17:5, 14; 1 Chron. 27:33). Hushai spied on Absalom and the priests Zadok and Abiathar.2 A territory associated with Ataroth, a boundary location between Benjamin and Ephraim (Josh. 16:2), possibly identical with
Hushai (hoosh´i), an Archite who is called the “friend of David” (2 Sam. 15:32; 1 Chron. 27:33). The latter designation is a technical term for an official of the king who served as a personal adviser (the same word is used in 1 Kings 4:5). He remained loyal to David during Absalom’s attempt to seize
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HUSHAI. An Archite and friend of David who aided the king during Absalom’s rebellion by counteracting the sound advice Ahithophel to Absalom (2 Sam 15:32–37; 16:18–19; 17:5–14). Hushai sent word of Absalom’s plan to David by Ahimaaz and Jonathan, sons of the priests Zadok and Abiathar respectively (2
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
HUSHAI. The story of Hushai the Archite (cf. Jos. 16:2), his devotion to his king and his readiness to undertake a dangerous errand for him, affords a model for the Christian to study and to follow (2 Sa. 15:32ff.). Hushai’s arrival at the heights E of Jerusalem where David halted, and his successful
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hushai [hŏoshˊī] (Heb. ḥûšay). A friend and confidant of King David (2 Sam. 15:37; 1 Chr. 27:33). An Archite, he was the father of Baana, an officer of King Solomon (1 Kgs. 4:16). He played an important role during the rebellion of Absalom by posing as an adviser and dissuading Absalom from following
Catholic Bible Dictionary
HUSHAI A trusted advisor—the “king’s friend”—to King David and a member of the tribe of Benjamin (2 Sam 15:32). He is best known for his role during the rebellion of Absalom. On instructions from David, Hushai remained in Jerusalem after David’s flight and gave his allegiance to Absalom in order to win
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hu´sha-i, or Husha´i (hasting), an Archite, i.e., possibly an inhabitant of a place called Erec. 2 Sam. 15:32ff.; 16:16ff. He is called the “friend” of David. 2 Sam. 15:37; comp. 1 Chron. 27:33. To him David confided the delicate and dangerous part of a pretended adherence to the cause of Absalom. (b.c.