(uh hihm' uh az) Personal name with uncertain meaning, “brother of anger” and “my brother is counselor,” being suggestions. 1. Saul's father-in-law (1 Samuel 14:50). 2. Son of Zadok, one of David's priests (2 Samuel 15:27). He served as one of David's secret messengers from the court when Absalom rebelled and drove his father from Jerusalem (2 Samuel 15:36;
2 Samuel 7:17). Once he had to hide in a well to keep from being found out (2 Samuel 17:18-21). He was a swift runner, overtaking Cushi to bring tidings to David (2 Samuel 18:19-29), but he did not report Absalom's death. He maintained a reputation as a “good man” (2 Samuel 18:27). 3. One of 12 officers over Solomon's provinces, he had charge of Naphtali. He married Solomon's daughter Basmath. He may be the same as 2. Zadok's son (1 Kings 4:15).
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