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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(2) The father of a family of priests who in Ezra's time, after the return of the exiles, could not trace their genealogy. "Therefore were they deemed polluted and put from the priesthood." This Barzillai had taken "a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite," and had adopted his wife's family name (Ezra 2:61 , Ezra 2:62 = Nehemiah 7:63 , Nehemiah 7:64 ). His original name is given as Jaddus (the King James Version Addus) (1 Esdras 5:38). (See ZORZELLEUS; the Revised Version, margin "Phaezeldaeus.")
(3) Barzillai the Meholathite, whose son Adriel was married to Saul's daughter, either Michal (2 Samuel 21:8 ) or Merab (1 Samuel 18:19 ).
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Barzillai'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/b/barzillai.html. 1915.