35 I am now eighty years old. Can I tell the difference between what is good and what is not? Can your servant taste what he eats and drinks? Can I still hear the voices of men and women singers? Why should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?
Who is speaking? Barzillai the Gileadite (a very wealthy man)
What had he done for King David? He provided for King David during his stay in Mahanaim when David was fleeing from his son Absalom
Where was he from? Rogelim, in Gilead, east of the Jordan River
Where did this account take place? In Gilgal
When did this account take place? After the death of Absalom (2 Sam 18), during the reign of King David (1010-970 BC)
How did he get there?
Why is he asking these questions?