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Zabud

Zabud [N] [S]

gift, the son of Nathan, who was "king's friend" in the court of Solomon ( 1 Kings 4:5 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Zabud". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Zabud [N] [E]

(given ), son of Nathan, ( 1 Kings 4:5 ) is described as a priest (Authorized Version "principal officer"), and as holding at the court of Solomon the confidential post of "kings friend," which had been occupied by Hushai the Archite during the reign of David. ( 2 Samuel 15:37 ; 16:16 ; 1 Chronicles 27:33 ) (B.C. 1012.)


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Zabud'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ZABUD

za'-bud (zabhudh, "bestowed"):

(1) A son of Nathan (the prophet, probably) said in Kings to be chief minister to Solomon and also the king's friend (1 Kings 4:5; 1 Chronicles 2:36). The American Revised Version margin has "priest" for "chief minister." Benzinger (Kurz. Hand-Commentary, 18) holds that "this expression is a marginal gloss here," while Kittel (Handkomm., 31) holds it to be genuine, though it is wanting in the Septuagint. Some suggest cokhen (see SHEBNA) for kohen. The expression "king's friend" (compare 2 Samuel 15:37; 16:16) is, says Kittel, an old Canaanite title, found also in the Tell el-Amarna Letters.

(2) See ZACCUR, (4); PRIESTS AND LEVITES.

David Francis Roberts


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ZABUD'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.