(hasting ) an Archite i.e. possibly an inhabitant of a place called Erec. ( 2 Samuel 15:32 ) ff.; ( 2 Samuel 16:16 ) ff. He is called the "friend" of David. ( 2 Samuel 15:37 ) comp. 1Chr 27:33 To him David confided the delicate and dangerous part of a pretended adherence to the cause of Absalom. (B.C. about 1023.) He was probably the father of Baana. ( 1 Kings 4:16 )
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Hushai, or Hushai'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".