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FREEDOMFRIEND, FRIENDSHIP
 
FRIEND OF THE KING

The title of a court official (1 Kings 4:5). The King's Friend was counselor and companion to the monarch. He functioned somewhat as a Secretary of State. Hushai evidently held this office in David's court; Zabud held it in Solomon's.


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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'FRIEND OF THE KING'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T2130>. 1991.

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