Abiathar


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Abiathar

(əbī`əthär), in the Bible, priest, son of Ahimelech, the only one of his family who escaped massacre by Doeg. He fled to David, to whom he remained loyal. Later he sided with Adonijah against Solomon, who took away his priesthood.

Abiathar

only son of Ahimelech to avoid Saul’s slaughter. [O.T.: I Samuel 22:20]
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How he went into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest and ate the bread of offering that only the priests could lawfully eat, and shared it with his companions?
Rashi comments that although some maintain that he was the high priest, this opinion must be rejected since Zadok and Abiathar held that office during the reigns of David and Solomon.
In response, Jesus asks if they remember what David did when Abiathar was the high priest, how he went into the temple and ate the shewbread that only the priests are supposed to eat.
Mark 2:26 states that King David ate the holy bread when Abiathar was high priest but the correct name for the high priest then was Ahimelech.
Readers of David's story will wonder what fate overtook Abiathar after his exile to Anatoth from Jerusalem--was it like Shebna's fate after he was lured from his residence in the same place?
A supporter of Adonijah in his quest for David's throne, Abiathar is one of the losers when Solomon eventually becomes king.
Cuando alcanzo la pubertad, el sumo sacerdote, llamado Abiathar, ofrecio suntuosos presentes a los pontifices para que la virgen fuera entregada en matrimonio a un hijo de el.
Archaeologists have determined that the biblical city of Anathoth to which the Levitical priest Abiathar fled is Ras el-Karrubeh, but it did not survive the Iron Age (Peterson 1992).
Request for him the kingship, since he is my elder brother; for him and for Abiathar the priest and for Joab the son of Zeruiah [the chief ex-conspirators].
This is underscored with the announcement of political support by David's commander Joab and Abiathar the priest for Adonijah, with the military and cultic, influence that this support seems to imply.
Jesus' explanation seems a stretch (it was not even Abiathar who was the priest in the 1 Samuel story he makes reference to).