Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 20:25

and Sheva was scribe, and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Abiathar;   Cabinet;   King;   Officer;   Scribe (S);   Seraiah;   Zadok;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Scribes;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Scribe;   Sheba;   Easton Bible Dictionary - King;   Scribes;   Sheva;   Zadok;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Scribes;   Shavsha;   Sheva;   Writing;   Holman Bible Dictionary - High Priest;   King, Kingship;   Occupations and Professions in the Bible;   Seraiah;   Sheva;   Shisha;   Writing;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Samuel, Books of;   Shavsha;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Shavsha ;   Sheva ;   Zadok ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - David;   Scribe;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Scribes;   Shav'sha;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Armies;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Abiathar;   Ahijah;   Ahimelech;   Criticism (the Graf-Wellhausen Hypothesis);   Government;   King;   Samuel, Books of;   Seraiah;   Shavsha;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Seraiah;   Zadok;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Shevah was scribe - The king's secretary.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:25". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-samuel-20.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Sheva was scribe,.... Either the same with Benaiah, or he was dead or removed, and Sheva was put in his place, see 2 Samuel 8:17,

and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests; as before; See Gill on 2 Samuel 8:17.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:25". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-20.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 20:25 And Sheva [was] scribe: and Zadok and Abiathar [were] the priests:

Ver. 25. And Sheva was scribe.] The same with that Seraiah, [2 Samuel 8:17] or else some other succeeding him, being now dead.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:25". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-20.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

25.Sheva — Called Shisha, 1 Kings 4:3, and Shavsha, 1 Chronicles 18:16; but these are all either corruptions or abbreviations of the name Seraiah, which appears in the earlier list. 2 Samuel 8:17.

Zadok and Abiathar’ priests — These priests seem to have acted in great harmony during the reign of David. But the one officiated at Gibeon and the other at Jerusalem. See note on 2 Samuel 6:17. When Solomon became king he removed Abiathar. 1 Kings 2:26.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:25". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-20.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

scribe, or secretary. Compare 2 Samuel 8:17.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:25". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-20.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(25) Sheva.—This officer is called Seraiah in 2 Samuel 8:17. Nearly all the officers mentioned here are the same as in 2 Samuel 8:16-18, where see the Notes.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:25". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-20.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Sheva was scribe: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:
Sheva
8:17; 1 Kings 4:4; 1 Chronicles 18:16
Shavsha
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 22:20 - one;  2 Samuel 15:24 - Zadok;  1 Kings 1:7 - Abiathar;  1 Kings 1:8 - Zadok;  1 Kings 4:3 - Shisha;  2 Kings 12:10 - the king's;  1 Chronicles 6:8 - Zadok;  1 Chronicles 6:53 - Zadok;  1 Chronicles 15:11 - Zadok;  1 Chronicles 24:3 - Zadok;  Ezra 4:8 - scribe;  Isaiah 36:3 - Shebna;  Jeremiah 36:10 - the scribe;  Mark 2:26 - Abiathar

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:25". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-20.html.