post; statue, "a servant of the house of Saul" (2 Sam. 9:2), who informed David that Mephibosheth, a son of Jonathan, was alive. He afterwards dealt treacherously toward Mephibosheth, whom he slanderously misrepresented to David.
Balshazzar was dead, but ziba, his widow, was carrying on the business in partnership with several other merchants.
When they called him before David, he said to him, "Are you ziba?"
All things considered, it is likely that ziba was the slanderer and Mephibosheth the injured man.
And all who lived in the house of ziba were Meribaal's servants.
Now he had been unjustly calumniated to the king by ziba, his steward.
And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou ziba?
On the morning of my departure I went to take my leave of the naval suffect and of ziba.
And ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.
The condition of ziba in the house of Mephiboseth, is a case in point.
And all that dwelt in the house of ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth.