Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. – Psalm 51: 12 (KJV) This request of David comes at the tail end of a major mistake in his
He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. –
But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” – Luke 13: 12 In the crowd of those at the synagogue who were
“My father is the Lord, the Greek form of Abijah, or Abijam” “(Matt. 1:7), instead of Abiah (1 Chr. 7:8). In Luke 1:5, the” name refers to the head of the eighth of the twenty-four courses into which David divided the priests (1 Chr. 24:10).
“Father of abundance, or my father excels, the son of Ahimelech” “the high priest. He was the tenth high priest, and the fourth in” descent from Eli. When his father was slain with the priests of “Nob, he escaped, and bearing with him the ephod, he joined” “David, who was then in the cave of Adullam (1 Sam. 22:20-23;” “23:6). He remained with David, and became priest of the party of” which he was the leader (1 Sam. 30:7). When David ascended the “throne of Judah, Abiathar was appointed high priest (1 Chr.” “15:11; 1 Kings 2:26) and the “king’s companion” (1 Chr. 27:34).” “Meanwhile Zadok, of the house of Eleazar, had been made high” priest. These appointments continued in force till the end of David’s reign (1 Kings 4:4). Abiathar was deposed (the sole historical instance of the deposition of a high priest) and “banished to his home at Anathoth by Solomon, because he took” part in the attempt to raise Adonijah to the throne. The priesthood thus passed from the house of Ithamar (1 Sam. “2:30-36; 1 Kings 1:19; 2:26, 27). Zadok now became sole high” “priest. In Mark 2:26, reference is made to an occurrence in “the” “days of Abiathar the high priest.” But from 1 Sam. 22, we learn” “explicitly that this event took place when Ahimelech, the father” “of Abiathar, was high priest. The apparent discrepancy is” satisfactorily explained by interpreting the words in Mark as “referring to the life-time of Abiathar, and not to the term of” his holding the office of high priest. It is not implied in Mark “that he was actual high priest at the time referred to. Others,” “however, think that the loaves belonged to Abiathar, who was at” “that time (Lev. 24:9) a priest, and that he either himself gave” “them to David, or persuaded his father to give them.”
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