High priest in days of Saul and David (1 Sm 22; 2 Sm 15; 1 Kgs 1–2; Mk 2:26). Escaped Saul's slaughter of priests (1 Sm 22:18–23). Supported David in Absalom's revolt (2 Sm 15:24–29). Supported Adonijah (1 Kgs 1:7–42); deposed by Solomon (1 Kgs 2:22–35; cf. 1 Sm 2:31–35).