of iron. (1.) A Meholathite, the father of Adriel (2 Sam. 21:8). (2.) A Gileadite of Rogelim who was distinguished for his loyalty to David. He liberally provided for the king's followers (2 Sam. 17:27). David on his death-bed, remembering his kindness, commended Barzillai's children to the care of Solomon (1 Kings 2:7). (3.) A priest who married a daughter of the preceding (Ezra 2:61).
Again, this barzillai of the nineteenth century shows us a more sensible way of monumental and epitaphal commemoration.
When we had embarked all our goods, we took leave of barzillai and his wife.
barzillai was evidently a man of attractive personal qualities.
His elder daughter Merab he married to Adriel the son of barzillai.
The incident connected with the meeting with barzillai we reserve for separate consideration.
For indeed in many ways barzillai and David seem to have been like one another.
Doubtless it was considerations of this kind that roused barzillai to such a pitch of loyalty.
There the children of a priest who married one of the daughters of barzillai, a Jewish clan, are called the children of barzillai.
And when the king was come over, the king kissed barzillai, and blessed him; and he returned unto his own place.
But however his riches may have been acquired, barzillai was evidently a man of very large means.