( father of abundance). Son of Ahimelech, and fourth high priest in descent from Eli, of the line of Ithamar, younger son of Aaron (1 Sam. 23:99And David knew that Saul secretly practised mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod. (1 Samuel 23:9)), only one of Ahimelech’s sons who escaped the vengeance of Saul in the slaughter at Nob (1 Sam. 22:19-20). Fled to David at Keilah, and became a high priest. Deprived of the high priesthood by Solomon. For fuller history read 1 Sam. 22 to 1 Kings 3.