In the OT, a retainer in Saul’s household who was appointed overseer of Jonathan’s lame son, Mephibosheth, the sole heir to Saul’s estate (2Sam 9:1-12). When David was forced to flee Jerusalem during Absalom’s revolt, Ziba met him with provisions and a story of Mephibosheth’s designs on the crown. For this information Ziba received in reward the grant of Mephibosheth’s estate (2Sam 16:1-4). On David’s return, Ziba rushed to the Jordan to assist him, while Mephibosheth met him with expressions of loyalty and a story of Ziba’s deceit. David thereupon divided the estate between them (2Sam 19:17-29).
David's Kindness to Mephibosheth
1David asked, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul to whom I may show kindness for Jonathan's sake?”2Now there was ... View more
1When David had passed a little beyond the summit, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, carrying two ... View more
17with him were a thousand people from Benjamin. And Ziba, the servant of the house of Saul, with his fifteen sons and his twenty servants, rushed down to the J ... View more