Son of Zadok the high priest in David’s reign, and celebrated for his swiftness of foot. During Absalom’s rebellion he carried to David the important intelligence that Ahithophel had counselled an immediate attack upon David and his followers (2 Samuel 15:24-37; 17:15-22). Shortly afterwards he was the first to bring to the king the good news of Absalom’s defeat (2 Samuel 18:19-33).
Saul’s wife’s father (1 Samuel 14:50)
Solomon’s son-in-law (1 Kings 4:15)
Smith's Bible Names Dictionary (1866).
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