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of iron. (1.) A Meholathite, the father of Adriel (2 Sam. 21:8). (2.) A Gileadite of Rogelim who was distinguished for his loyalty to David. He liberally provided for the king’s followers (2 Sam. 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).

Historical Examples

Again, this barzillai of the nineteenth century shows us a more sensible way of monumental and epitaphal commemoration.
Brave Men and Women O.E. Fuller

When we had embarked all our goods, we took leave of barzillai and his wife.
The Adventures of Captain Mago Lon Cahun

barzillai was evidently a man of attractive personal qualities.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Second Book of Samuel W. G. Blaikie

His elder daughter Merab he married to Adriel the son of barzillai.
The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI) Max Duncker

The incident connected with the meeting with barzillai we reserve for separate consideration.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Second Book of Samuel W. G. Blaikie

For indeed in many ways barzillai and David seem to have been like one another.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Second Book of Samuel W. G. Blaikie

Doubtless it was considerations of this kind that roused barzillai to such a pitch of loyalty.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Second Book of Samuel W. G. Blaikie

There the children of a priest who married one of the daughters of barzillai, a Jewish clan, are called the children of barzillai.
Woman and Socialism August Bebel

And when the king was come over, the king kissed barzillai, and blessed him; and he returned unto his own place.
The King James Bible, Complete Various

But however his riches may have been acquired, barzillai was evidently a man of very large means.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Second Book of Samuel W. G. Blaikie


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