Barzillai (Bahr-zil´i)

One of three wealthy individuals from the region of Gilead who sent food and other supplies to David and his followers when they were at Mahanaim during the rebellion of David’s son Absalom (2Sam 17:27-29). Invited to become a part of David’s court at Jerusalem, Barzillai refused the honor because of his advanced age (eighty years).

2Sam 17:27-29

27When David came to Mahanaim, Shobi son of Nahash from Rabbah of the Ammonites, and Machir son of Ammiel from Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogeli ... View more

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