1. A SON OF Shimeah, the cunning and unprincipled nephew of David, and friend of Amnon, 2 Samuel 13:3-5. Yet he seems to have been long aware of the purpose of Absalom to avenge his sister’s dishonor upon Amnon, and very coolly excused the assassination of his friend, 2 Samuel 13:32-35.
2. A son of Rechab, a Kenite, descended from Hobab the brother of Moses. He was at the head of the Rechabites in the time of Jehu, and seems to have given them a command to abstain from wine, 2 Kings 10:15 1 Chronicles 2:55 Jeremiah 35:6-10. See RECHABITES.