"Burden." The name of various biblical personages:

  1. The son of Abigail, a sister of king David.1 He was appointed by David to command the army of his cousin Joab,2 who afterwards treacherously put him to death as a dangerous rival.3
  2. A son of Hadlai, and chief of Ephraim4 in the reign of Ahaz.



  1. 1 Chr. 2:17; 2 Sam. 17:25.
  2. 2 Sam. 19:13.
  3. 2 Sam. 20:4-12.
  4. 2 Chr. 28:12.


  • 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.