Abiathar (Uh-bi´uh-thahr)

The son of Ahimelech, who escaped the slaughter of the priests of Nob and joined David’s outlaw band (1Sam 22:2-23), where he served as private chaplain (1Sam 23:6-11). He was rewarded by David for his loyalty with a monarchic appointment as chief priest (2Sam 20:25), but he was later banished by King Solomon to the family estate in Anathoth for his part in supporting Adonijah, Solomon’s rival to the throne (1Kgs 2:26-27). The prophet Jeremiah may have been a descendant of the family of Abiathar (Jer 1:1). He is identified as high priest in David’s time in (Mark 2:26).

1Sam 22:2-23

2Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him; and he became captain over them. Those who were ... View more

1Sam 23:6-11

6When Abiathar son of Ahimelech fled to David at Keilah, he came down with an ephod in his hand.7Now it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. And Saul sa ... View more

2Sam 20:25

25Sheva was secretary; Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

1Kgs 2:26-27

26The king said to the priest Abiathar, “Go to Anathoth, to your estate; for you deserve death. But I will not at this time put you to death, because you carrie ... View more

Jer 1:1

1The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin,

Mark 2:26

26He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he g ... View more

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