“How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?”
King James Version (KJV)
2:26 In the days of Abiathar the high priest - Abimelech, the father of Abiathar, was high priest then; Abiathar himself not till some time after. This phrase therefore only means, In the time of Abiathar, who was afterward the high priest. #1Sa 21:6|.
Mr 2:26 In the days of Abiathar the high priest. In 1Sa 21:1-9, Abimelech is represented as the high priest. Abiathar was his son and successor. The Revised Version gives the text of the best manuscripts by omitting "the high priest", and rendering it as "when Abiathar was high priest".