Biography of Abiatar. (???)

Name of a Hebrew priest that Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of San Marcos (II, 23-28), assayed as example of Christian charity, since it helped the fugitive King David when he/she and his men, worn by the hardships and persecutions, went to the temple to ask for help. Abiathar, disobeying the precepts and putting the charity then offered wafers (liturgical breads) as food for David and his hosts. The etymological root of its name comes from the Greek abiathar which, in turn, derived from the Hebrew ' ebyatar ('the father who has in overabundance'). This reference in the New Testament, taken no doubt from Greek texts, hip turn to Abiathar the priest with the Ebiatar of the old testament, since both are the same person with different names.


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