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Friend of the King

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The title of a court official (1 Kings 4:5 ). The King's Friend was counselor and companion to the monarch. He functioned somewhat as a Secretary of State. Hushai evidently held this office in David's court; Zabud held it in Solomon's.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Friend of the King'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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