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hushai


hushai


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hushai 
  quick,  "the  Archite,"  "the  king's  friend"  (1  Chr.  27:33).  When 
  David  fled  from  Jerusalem,  on  account  of  the  rebellion  of 
  Absalom,  and  had  reached  the  summit  of  Olivet,  he  there  met 
  Hushai,  whom  he  sent  back  to  Jerusalem  for  the  purpose  of 
  counteracting  the  influence  of  Ahithophel,  who  had  joined  the 
  ranks  of  Absalom  (2  Sam.  15:32,  37;  16:16-18).  It  was  by  his 
  advice  that  Absalom  refrained  from  immediately  pursuing  after 
  David.  By  this  delay  the  cause  of  Absalom  was  ruined,  for  it 
  gave  David  time  to  muster  his  forces. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Hushai,  their  haste;  their  sensuality;  their  silence