- brother of anger = irascible. (1.) The father Ahinoam, the wife\nof Saul
(1 Sam. 14:50).
(2.) The son and successor of Zadok
in the office of high\npriest (1 Chr. 6:8, 53). On the occasion of the revolt of\nAbsalom
he remained faithful to David
, and was of service to him\nin conveying to him tidings of the proceedings of Absalom
(2 Sam. 15:24-37; 17:15-21). He was swift of foot, and\nwas the first to carry to David
tidings of the defeat of\nAbsalom
, although he refrained, from delicacy of feeling, from\ntelling him of his death (2 Sam. 18:19-33).
From Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)