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BARZILLAI . 1 . The name of a chieftain of Gilead who brought supplies to David and his army at Mahanaim ( 2 Samuel 17:27 ff.). After the death of Absalom, Barzillai went across Jordan with the king, but declined to go to court ( 2 Samuel 19:31 ff.). On his deathbed David charged Solomon to ‘shew kindness to the sons of Barzillai’ ( 1 Kings 2:7 ). His descendants are mentioned in Ezra 2:51 , Nehemiah 7:63 ; Nehemiah 7:2 . The Meholathite whose son Adriel is said ( 2 Samuel 21:8 ) to have married Michal [read Merab , cf. 1 Samuel 18:19 ], the daughter of Saul.

J. G. Tasker.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Barzillai'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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