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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Barzil´lai, a wealthy old Gileadite of Rogelim, who distinguished himself by his loyalty when David fled beyond the Jordan from his son Absalom. He sent in a liberal supply of provisions, beds, and other conveniences for the use of the king's followers (2 Samuel 17:27; 2 Samuel 19:32). On the king's triumphant return, Barzillai attended him as far as the Jordan, but declined, by reason of his advanced age, to proceed to Jerusalem and receive the favors to which he had entitled himself.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Barzillai'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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