Gospel of Q
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
edited by Paul J. Achtemier (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1985)
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Hushai, an Archite who is called the friend of David (2 Sam. 15:32; 1 Chron. 23:33), although this is a technical term for an official of the king who served as a personal advisor (1 Kings 4:5; for the feminine counterpart, see Ps. 45:14). He remained loyal to David during Absaloms attempt to seize the throne and was sent by David back to Absalom as a spy (2 Sam. 15:32-37). He convinced Absalom of his loyalty and persuaded Absalom to take his counsel over the advice of Ahithophel, another advisor of Davids who had joined Absaloms conspiracy. He then sent word to David of Absaloms plans, allowing David and his men to escape (2 Sam. 16:16-18; 17:5-22). He is probably the same person mentioned as the father of Baana, an official of King Solomon (1 Kings 4:16).
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