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Hu’sha-i, or Husha’i (hasting), an Archite, i.e., possibly an inhabitant of a place called Erec. 2 Sam. 15:32ff.; 16:16ff. He is called the “friend” of David. 2 Sam. 15:37; comp. 1 Chron. 27:33. To him David confided the delicate and dangerous part of a pretended adherence to the cause of Absalom. (b.c. about 1023.) He was probably the father of Baana. 1 Kings 4:16.