Barzillai
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Barzillai

son of contempt; made of iron

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Barzillai

(iron, i.e., strong).

  1. A wealthy Gileadite who showed hospitality to David when he fled form Absalom. (2 Samuel 17:27) (B.C. 1023.) He declined the king's offer of ending his days at court. (2 Samuel 19:32-39)
  2. A Meholathite, whose son Adriel married Michal, Saul's daughter. (2 Samuel 21:8) (B.C. before 1062.)
  3. Son-in-law to Barzillai the Gileadite. (Ezra 2:61; Nehemiah 7:63,64) (B.C. before 536.)
ATS Bible Dictionary
Barzillai

1. Of Meholah in Simeon; father of Adriel, who married Merab, the daughter of Saul, 1 Samuel 18:19 2 Samuel 21:8

2. An aged and wealthy Gileadite, a friend of David when he was in exile during Absalom's rebellion. He sent a liberal supply of provisions, beds, and other conveniences for the use of the king's followers, 2 Samuel 17:27 19:32. On David's return, Barzillai accompanied him as far as Jordan, but declined, in consequence of his great age, to proceed to Jerusalem, and receive the favors the king had intended for him. David, in his final charge to Solomon, enjoined upon him to show kindness to Barzillai's family, and to make them members of the royal household, 1 Kings 2:7

3. A priest who married a daughter of the above, Ezra 2:61 Nehemiah 7:63.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Of iron.

(1.) A Meholathite, the father of Adriel (2 Samuel 21:8).

(2.) A Gileadite of Rogelim who was distinguished for his loyalty to David. He liberally provided for the king's followers (2 Samuel 17:27). David on his death-bed, remembering his kindness, commended Barzillai's children to the care of Solomon (1 Kings 2:7).

(3.) A priest who married a daughter of the preceding (Ezra 2:61).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BARZILLAI

bar-zil'-a-i, bar-zil'-i (barzillay; Berzelli, "man of iron" (BDB, but compare Cheyne, Encyclopedia Biblica)):

(1) A Gileadite of Rogelim who brought provisions to David and his army to Mahanaim, in their flight from Absalom (2 Samuel 17:27-29). When David was returning to Jerusalem after Absalom's defeat, Barzillai conducted him over Jordan, but being an old man of 80 years of age, he declined David's invitation to come to live in the capital, and sent instead his son Chimham (2 Samuel 19:31-39). David before his death charged Solomon to "show kindness unto the sons of Barzillai." (1 Kings 2:7). Cheyne in Encyclopedia Biblica, without giving any reason, differentiates this Barzillai from Barzillai the Gileadite (Ezra 2:61 = Nehemiah 7:63). See (2) below.

(2) The father of a family of priests who in Ezra's time, after the return of the exiles, could not trace their genealogy. "Therefore were they deemed polluted and put from the priesthood." This Barzillai had taken "a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite," and had adopted his wife's family name (Ezra 2:61, 62 = Nehemiah 7:63, 64). His original name is given as Jaddus (the King James Version Addus) (1 Esdras 5:38). (See ZORZELLEUS; the Revised Version, margin "Phaezeldaeus.")

(3) Barzillai the Meholathite, whose son Adriel was married to Saul's daughter, either Michal (2 Samuel 21:8) or Merab (1 Samuel 18:19).

T. Rees

Strong's Hebrew
1271. Barzillay -- "man of iron," three Israelites
... "man of iron," three Israelites. Transliteration: Barzillay Phonetic Spelling:
(bar-zil-lah'-ee) Short Definition: Barzillai. ... NASB Word Usage Barzillai (12). ...
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Library

Barzillai
... BARZILLAI. BY REV. GEORGE MILLIGAN, MA, DD. ... It is to such an aged traveller that
we are introduced in the person of Barzillai the Gileadite. ...
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Barzillai
... THE SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL BARZILLAI. 'And Barzillai said unto the king, How long
have I to live, that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem? 35. ...
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"The King Kissed Barzillai. " 2 Sam. xix. 39
... LV. "THE KING KISSED BARZILLAI." 2 SAM. xix. 39. And no wonder ... be alone.
What did Barzillai care for Absalom's popularity? David ...
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How David, when He had Recovered his Kingdom, was Reconciled to ...
... How David, When He Had Recovered His Kingdom, Was Reconciled To Shimei, And To Ziba;
And Showed A Great Affection To Barzillai; And How, Upon The Rise Of A ...
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Ephesians iv. 17-19
... vigor again is destroyed by the same means; nor does luxury itself afford the same
pleasure in old age, as is evident from the case of Barzillai: [325] the ...
/.../homily xiii ephesians iv 17-19.htm

Expositions of Holy Scripture
... A LOYAL VOW. ITTAI OF GATH. THE WAIL OF A BROKEN HEART. BARZILLAI. DAVID'S HYMN
OF VICTORY. THE DYING KING'S LAST VISION AND PSALM. THE ROYAL JUBILEE. ...
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Broken Bread
... SMITTEN OF GOD. LIV. THE FAN. MATTHEW iii. 12. LV. "THE KING KISSED BARZILLAI."
2 SAM. xix. 39. LVI. "THEN THE FIRE OF THE LORD FELL." 1 KINGS xviii. 38. LVII. ...
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Contents
... SIN PUNISHED (2 Samuel 15:1-12) A LOYAL VOW (2 Samuel 15:15) ITTAI OF GATH (2 Samuel
15:21) THE WAIL OF A BROKEN HEART (2 Samuel 18:18-33) BARZILLAI (2 Samuel ...
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What Charge David Gave Tohis Son Solomon at the Approach of his ...
... I also commit to thee the son of Barzillai the Gileadite, whom, in order to gratify
me, thou shalt have in great honor, and take great care of; for we have not ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 15 what charge david.htm

Letter Lxxii. (AD 404. )
... Or rather, to quote an instance from Scripture: Barzillai of Gilead, when he declined
in favour of his youthful son the kindnesses of King David and all the ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/letter lxxii a d 404.htm

Thesaurus
Barzillai (10 Occurrences)
... David on his death-bed, remembering his kindness, commended Barzillai's children
to the care of Solomon (1 Kings 2:7). ... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BARZILLAI. ...
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Barzil'lai (10 Occurrences)
Barzil'lai. Barzillai, Barzil'lai. Basaloth . Multi-Version Concordance
Barzil'lai (10 Occurrences). 2 Samuel 17:27 And it came ...
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Gileadite (10 Occurrences)
... was come to Mahanaim, that Shobi the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children of
Ammon, and Machir the son of Ammiel of Lodebar, and Barzillai the Gileadite of ...
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Koz (5 Occurrences)
... Ezra 2:61 Of the children of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children
of Hakkoz, the children of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of ...
/k/koz.htm - 8k

Jaddus
... jad'-us (Codex Vaticanus, Iaddous; Codex Alexandrinus, Ioddous): the King James
Version has "Addus" = Barzillai (Ezra 2:61 Nehemiah 7:63). ... Compare BARZILLAI. ...
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Rogelim (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Fullers, a town of Gilead, the residence of Barzillai
the Gileadite (2 Samuel 17:27; 19:31), probably near to Mahanaim. Int. ...
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Chimham (4 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Pining, probably the youngest son of Barzillai the
Gileadite (2 Samuel 19:37-40). The "habitation of Chimham ...
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Habaiah (2 Occurrences)
... Ezra 2:61 Of the children of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children
of Hakkoz, the children of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of ...
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Hakkoz (6 Occurrences)
... Ezra 2:61 Of the children of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children
of Hakkoz, the children of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of ...
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Hobaiah (2 Occurrences)
... Ezra 2:61 Of the children of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children
of Hakkoz, the children of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of ...
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Concordance
Barzillai (10 Occurrences)

2 Samuel 17:27
It happened, when David was come to Mahanaim, that Shobi the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and Machir the son of Ammiel of Lodebar, and Barzillai the Gileadite of Rogelim,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 19:31
Barzillai the Gileadite came down from Rogelim; and he went over the Jordan with the king, to conduct him over the Jordan.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 19:32
Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even eighty years old: and he had provided the king with sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a very great man.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 19:33
The king said to Barzillai, "Come over with me, and I will sustain you with me in Jerusalem."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 19:34
Barzillai said to the king, "How many are the days of the years of my life, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 19:39
All the people went over the Jordan, and the king went over. Then the king kissed Barzillai, and blessed him; and he returned to his own place.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 21:8
But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bore to Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she bore to Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 2:7
But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those who eat at your table; for so they came to me when I fled from Absalom your brother.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ezra 2:61
Of the children of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Hakkoz, the children of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called after their name.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Nehemiah 7:63
Of the priests: the children of Hobaiah, the children of Hakkoz, the children of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called after their name.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Barzillai

Barzillai: A Friend of David

Barzillai: A Priest

Barzillai: Father of Adriel

Related Terms

Barzil'lai (10 Occurrences)

Gileadite (10 Occurrences)

Koz (5 Occurrences)

Jaddus

Rogelim (2 Occurrences)

Chimham (4 Occurrences)

Habaiah (2 Occurrences)

Hakkoz (6 Occurrences)

Hobaiah (2 Occurrences)

Adriel (2 Occurrences)

Mahanaim (15 Occurrences)

Ro'gelim (2 Occurrences)

Meholathite (2 Occurrences)

Mahana'im (13 Occurrences)

Sustained (20 Occurrences)

Habai'ah (1 Occurrence)

Hobai'ah (1 Occurrence)

Zorzelleus

Kiss (39 Occurrences)

Lo-debar (4 Occurrences)

Loyally (6 Occurrences)

Loyalty (18 Occurrences)

Lodebar (4 Occurrences)

Geruth (1 Occurrence)

Geruth Chimham

Gad (78 Occurrences)

Fourscore (33 Occurrences)

Rizpah (4 Occurrences)

Eighty (36 Occurrences)

Escort (4 Occurrences)

Debar (4 Occurrences)

Mephib'osheth (13 Occurrences)

Makir (17 Occurrences)

Maintained (19 Occurrences)

Meho'lathite (2 Occurrences)

Armoni (1 Occurrence)

Aiah's (2 Occurrences)

Am'miel (4 Occurrences)

Aiah (7 Occurrences)

Ammiel (6 Occurrences)

Armo'ni (1 Occurrence)

A'dri-el (1 Occurrence)

Ai'ah (5 Occurrences)

Assisted (9 Occurrences)

Sustenance (11 Occurrences)

Shobi (1 Occurrence)

Sustain (28 Occurrences)

Merab (4 Occurrences)

Ammonite (22 Occurrences)

Haggai (14 Occurrences)

Kissed (26 Occurrences)

Maintain (50 Occurrences)

Machir (20 Occurrences)

Fleeing (38 Occurrences)

Nahash (9 Occurrences)

Provided (68 Occurrences)

Wealthy (22 Occurrences)

Aged (63 Occurrences)

Blesseth (55 Occurrences)

Abiding (40 Occurrences)

Passeth (100 Occurrences)

Guests (43 Occurrences)

Michal (18 Occurrences)

Provide (74 Occurrences)

Rabbah (14 Occurrences)

Mephibosheth (13 Occurrences)

Bene-ammon (44 Occurrences)

Feed (117 Occurrences)

Crossed (65 Occurrences)

Conduct (93 Occurrences)

Saul's (79 Occurrences)

Ab'salom (85 Occurrences)

Abode (112 Occurrences)

Ammonites (97 Occurrences)

Met (118 Occurrences)

Ammon (100 Occurrences)

Sister (113 Occurrences)

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