Hushai (Hoosh´i)

An Archite who is called “David’s friend” (2Sam 15:37; 1Chr 27:33), although this is a technical term for an official of the king who served as a personal adviser (1Kgs 4:5; for the feminine counterpart, see Ps 45:14). He remained loyal to David during Absalom’s attempt to seize the throne and was sent by David back to Absalom as a spy (2Sam 15:32-37). He convinced Absalom of his loyalty and persuaded Absalom to take his counsel over the advice of Ahithophel, an adviser of David who had joined Absalom’s conspiracy. He then sent word to David of Absalom’s plans, allowing David and his men to escape (2Sam 16:16-18; 2Sam 17:5-22). He is probably the same person mentioned as the father of Baana, an official of King Solomon (1Kgs 4:16).

2Sam 15:37

37So Hushai, David's friend, came into the city, just as Absalom was entering Jerusalem.

1Chr 27:33

33Ahithophel was the king's counselor, and Hushai the Archite was the king's friend.

1Kgs 4:5

5Azariah son of Nathan was over the officials; Zabud son of Nathan was priest and king's friend;

Ps 45:14

14in many-colored robes she is led to the king;
behind her the virgins, her companions, follow.

2Sam 15:32-37

Hushai Becomes David's Spy
32When David came to the summit, where God was worshiped, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat torn and earth on his hea ... View more

2Sam 16:16-18

16When Hushai the Archite, David's friend, came to Absalom, Hushai said to Absalom, “Long live the king! Long live the king!”17Absalom said to Hushai, “Is this ... View more

2Sam 17:5-22

The Counsel of Hushai
5Then Absalom said, “Call Hushai the Archite also, and let us hear too what he has to say.”6When Hushai came to Absalom, Absalom said to h ... View more

1Kgs 4:16

16Baana son of Hushai, in Asher and Bealoth;

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