Barzillai was a friend to David, and brought him food for his army at Mahanaim. At the time, King David and his army were fleeing from Jerusalem and from the army of Absalom.[1] Later, when David was on his deathbed, he remembered the kindness of Barzillai, and had Solomon take in Barzillai's family as guests of the king.[2] The name Barzillai means "made of iron."

This article is a stub. You can help Bible Wiki by expanding it.


  1. 2 Samuel 17:27-29 (Link)
  2. 1 Kings 2:7 (Link)

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.