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Abiathar

Abiathar, in the Hebrew Bible, is a son of Ahimelech or Ahijah, High Priest at Nob, the fourth in descent from Eli and the last of Eli's House to be a High Priest. Abiathar was the only one of the priests to escape from Saul's massacre in Nob, when his father and the priests of Nob were slain on the command of Saul, he fled to David at Keilah, taking with him other priestly regalia. Rabbinical literature that linked the extermination of the male descendants of David with the priests of Nob link the survival of David's descendant Joash with that of Abiathar. Abiathar joined David, in the cave of Adullam, he remained with David, became priest of the party of which he was the leader. He was of great service to David at the time of the rebellion of Absalom; when David ascended the throne of Judah, Abiathar was appointed High Priest and the "king's counselor". Meanwhile, Zadok, of the house of Eleazar, had been made High Priest. Another version says; these appointments continued in force till the end of David's reign.

In 1 Kings 4:4 Zadok and Abiathar are found acting together as priests under Solomon. Abiathar was deposed and banished to his home at Anathoth by Solomon, because he took part in the attempt to raise Adonijah to the throne instead of Solomon; the priesthood thus passed from the house of Ithamar to the house of Eleazar. The rescue of the chief priest Abiathar, in the massacre of the priests of Nob ordered by Saul, was fortunate for the house of David, it was David's acts that had brought about the death of the priests, to make amends he appointed Abiathar high priest. Abiathar retained the office until he was deserted by the Holy Spirit, without which the high priest could not consult the Urim and Thummim; when David, on his flight from Absalom, recognized this loss in Abiathar, he felt compelled to put Zadok in his place. Abiathar's removal from the Priesthood fulfilled that other part of the curse on the House of Eli—that the Priesthood would pass out of the House of Eli. In 2 Samuel 8:17 Ahimelech, the son of Abiathar is suggested to be read, with the Syriac, for Abiathar, the son of Ahimelech.

A similar confusion occurs in Gospel of Mark 2:26: in reporting Jesus' words, the evangelist used the name Abiathar when we might expect to see Jesus mention his father Ahimelech. Suggestions made to resolve the difficulty — e.g. that father and son each bore the same double name, or that Abiathar officiated during his father's lifetime and in his father's stead—have been supported by great names, but have not been accepted. In Georgian traditions and Sidonia were a legendary Jewish priest of Mtskheta and his daughter. Abiathar is said to have been the first person Saint Nino converted to Christianity. "Abiathar" is sometimes used as a male given name in contemporary Israel. Abiathar Abiathar at the Encyclopædia Britannica

Jach'a Jawira (Los Andes)

Jach'a Jawira which downstream is named Japha Jawira is a Bolivian river east of Lake Titicaca in the La Paz Department, Los Andes Province, Batallas Municipality and in the Omasuyos Province, Achacachi Municipality. Its waters flow to Lake Titicaca via the Qiqa Jawira; the river originates in the Cordillera Real from the confluence of streams from Jach'a Pata, Janq'u Uyu, Wila Lluxita and Qulin Tuqu near a lake named Janq'u Quta. At first it flows in a southwestern direction connecting the lakes named Janq'u Quta, Quta Thiya, Q'ara Quta and Jichu Quta. After leaving Q'ara Quta it flows parallel to the nearby Surikiña River south of it. East of Peñas it turns to the northwest. Southeast of Achacachi it unifies with the Qiqa Jawira which reaches Lake Titicaca northwest of the town near the mouth of the Ch'iyar Juqhu River. Achacachi Municipality: population data and map showing Jach'a Jawira and Qiqa Jawira

Martin Starkie

Martin Starkie was an English actor and director for theatre and television. The Oxford University Poetry Society administers the annual Martin Starkie Prize in his honour. Martin Starkie was born in Burnley and educated at Burnley Grammar School and Exeter College, under critic Nevill Coghill. In 1946 he founded the Oxford University Poetry Society, with Roy McNab edited the Oxford Poetry magazine in 1947, he made his name on television in the 1950s. He went on to write with Nevill Coghill and composers Richard Hill and John Hawkins, to produce and direct Canterbury Tales, based on Nevill Coghill's translation of the original, first in Oxford in the West End, on Broadway and in Australia, he founded the Chaucer Festival in 1986 which ran annual events in Southwark and London for a number of years and set up the Chaucer Centre in Canterbury. He is represented, as the character of Geoffrey Chaucer, by a bas-relief image on the plinth of the Chaucer statue in Canterbury, situated at the junction of Best Lane and the High Street.

"Music Theatre International biography". Retrieved 6 February 2008. Martin Starkie on IMDb