the usual designation of Hushai ( 2 Samuel 15:32 ; 2 Samuel 17:5 2 Samuel 17:14 ; 1 Chronicles 27:33 ), who was a native of Archi. He was "the king's friend", i.e., he held office under David similar to that of our modern privy councillor.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Archite". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".