The other eminent person that joined David about this time was Abiathar the priest.
But Abiathar, one of the sons of Ahimelech, escaped and fled to David.
He also had made an agreement with Joab and with Abiathar the priest to help him.
And have you not there with you Zadok and Abiathar the priests?
Zadok and Abiathar were the high-priests, who also superintended the music, to which David gave special attention.
Abiathar had been a friend and follower of David from his youthful days.
And hast thou not there with thee Zadok and Abiathar the priests?
David did not do this “in the days of Abiathar,” but in the days of Ahimelech.
Nor would his chief supporters, Joab and Abiathar, have assisted him in such an attempt.
A moment later, Jonathan, the son of Abiathar, came running in.