"Brother of anger." The name of various biblical personages:

  1. The father Ahinoam, the wife of Saul.1
  2. The son and successor of Zadok in the office of high priest.2 On the occasion of the revolt of Absalom he remained faithful to David, and was of service to him in conveying to him tidings of the proceedings of Absalom in Jerusalem.3 He was swift of foot, and was the first to carry to David tidings of the defeat of Absalom, although he refrained, from delicacy of feeling, from telling him of his death.4



  1. 1 Sam. 14:50.
  2. 1 Chr. 6:8, 53.
  3. 2 Sam. 15:24-37; 17:15- 21.
  4. 2 Sam. 18:19-33.


  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.