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Achbor (official for Josiah)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Achbor, Son of Micaiah
Achbor, Son of Micaiah (עַכְבּוֹר‎, akhbor). An official in the court of Josiah, King of Judah who was sent to inquire of Huldah the prophetess (2 Kgs 22:12, 14). He is called Abdon (עַבְדּוֹן‎, avdon) by the Chronicler (2 Chr 34:20).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abdon (Person)
ABDON (PERSON) [Heb ʿabdôn (עַבְדֹּון)]. Four individuals mentioned in the OT bear this name, which is formed on the root ʿbd with an abstract or diminutive ending, thus evoking the sense of “service” or, possibly, “servile.”1. Abdon son of Hillel was from the town of Pirathon in Ephraim (possibly
Achbor (Person)
ACHBOR (PERSON) [Heb ʿakbôr (עַכְבֹּור‎)]. 1. Father of Baal-hanan, a king of the Edomites prior to Israel’s monarchy (Gen 36:38–39; 1 Chr 1:49). Achbor’s name occurs in parallel lists of Edomite kings, the dates and duration of whose reigns are uncertain (Gen 36:31–39 = 1 Chr 1:43–51).2. The son of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abdon (Person)
Abdon (Person). 1. Hillel’s son who judged Israel for eight years (Jgs 12:13–15). Abdon was a very wealthy man, as indicated by reference to the 70 donkeys he owned.2. Shashak’s son from Benjamin’s tribe who lived in Jerusalem (1 Chr 8:23, 28).3. Jeiel’s oldest son from Benjamin’s tribe who lived in
Achbor
Achbor. 1. Father of the Edomite king Baalhanan, before the establishment of Israel’s monarchy (Gn 36:38, 39; 1 Chr 1:49).2. Michaiah’s son, courtier of King Josiah of the southern kingdom of Judah. Josiah sent Achbor in a delegation to ask Huldah the prophetess about the newly found Book of the Law
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Achbor (official for Josiah)
3. One of the messengers sent by King Josiah to Huldah the prophetess (2 Ch. 34:20). In the parallel passage 2 K. 22:12 he is called Achbor.
Achbor (official for Josiah)
2. The son of Micaiah who went with Hilkiah the priest and other high officials, at the command of King Josiah, to consult Huldah the prophetess concerning the book that had been found (2 K. 22:12, 14). In the parallel passage 2 Ch. 34:20 he is called Abdon son of Micah (see Abdon 3).It may be presumed
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abdon (Person)
ABDON (Person)1. Hillel’s son who judged Israel for eight years (Jgs 12:13–15). Abdon was a very wealthy man, as indicated by reference to the 70 donkeys he owned.2. Shashak’s son from Benjamin’s tribe who lived in Jerusalem (1 Chr 8:23, 28).3. Jeiel’s oldest son from Benjamin’s tribe who lived in
Acbor
ACBOR1. Father of the Edomite king Baal-hanan before the establishment of Israel’s monarchy (Gn 36:38–39; 1 Chr 1:49).2. Micaiah’s son, courtier of King Josiah of the southern kingdom of Judah. Josiah sent Acbor in a delegation to ask Huldah the prophetess about the newly found Book of the Law (2 Kgs
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abdon
Abdon (ab´duhn).1 A levitical city in Asherite territory (Josh. 21:30; 1 Chron. 6:74), probably modern Khirbet ‘Abdeh, nineteen miles south of Tyre and about three miles east of the Mediterranean coast at Achzib.2 One of the minor judges of Israel (Judg. 12:13–15). The details of his eight-year term
Achbor
Achbor (ak´bohr; Heb., “mouse”).1 The father of the Edomite king Baal-hanan (Gen. 36:38).2 The son of Micaiah; he was one of those sent by Josiah to inquire of Hulda the prophetess concerning the significance of the book of the law discovered in the temple (2 Kings 22:12–14). He is possibly the same
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abdon
ABDON1. A Levitical city in Asher, assigned to the Gershonites (Josh 21:30; 1 Chr 6:47). It is probably modern Khirbet ’Abdeh, in the hills 12 miles NE of Acre. Possibly “Abdon” should also be read where RSV has “Ebron” and KJV “Hebron” in (Josh 19:28) (Kittel, BH; BDB, p. 715).2. A judge of Israel
Achbor
ACHBOR1. The father of Baal-hanan, a king of Edom (Gen. 36:38–; 1 Chr. 1:49).2. An officer in the government of Josiah who was deputized to examine the book of the law (2 Kgs 22:12, 14; Jer 26:22; 36:12). He is called Abdon in 2 Chr 34:20.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Abdon
ABDON (Heb. ’aḇdôn). 1. A levitical town in Asher (Jos. 21:30, spelt Ebron in 19:28); Kh. ‘Abdeh (Avdon), 6 km inland from *Achzib, commanding a way into the hills. 2. Last of the minor judges; from *Pirathon (Jdg. 12:13ff.). 3. Head of a father’s house in Benjamin (1 Ch. 8:23). 4. A Benjaminite ancestor
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abdon (Person)
Abdon (Heb. ʿaḇdôn) (PERSON) (also ACHBOR)1. The son of Hillel the Pirathonite, one of the so-called minor judges (Judg. 12:13–15). The comment that he had 40 sons and 30 grandsons who rode on 70 donkeys is perhaps an indication of his wealth. He was buried at Pirathon in “the hill country of the
Achbor
Achbor (Heb. ʿaḵbôr) (also ABDON)1. The father of the Edomite king Baal-hanan (Gen. 36:38–39 = 1 Chr. 1:49).2. The son of Micaiah; a court official of King Josiah sent to consult the prophetess Huldah (2 Kgs. 22:12, 14). At 2 Chr. 34:20 he is called Abdon (4) the son of Micah. According to Jer. 26:22;
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abdon (Person)
ABDON [ăbˊdŏn] (Heb. ˓aḇdôn, possibly “service,” “servile”) (PERSON).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Abdon
ABDON There are four men by the name of Abdon in the Old Testament.1. One of the minor judges, the son of Hillel of Pirathon and a judge over Israel for eight years. According to Judg 12:13–15, his forty sons and thirty grandsons rode on seventy asses as a demonstration of his enormous wealth.2. The
Achbor
ACHBOR A court official of King Josiah. In about 622 b.c., he was sent to the prophetess Huldah to consult with her about the book of the Law found in the Temple (2 Kgs 22:12, 14; in 2 Chr 34:20 he is known as Abdon).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Abdon
Ab´don (servile).1. A judge of Israel, Judg. 12:13, 15; perhaps the same person as Bedan, in 1 Sam. 12:11. (b.c. 1233–1225.)2. Son of Shashak. 1 Chron. 8:23.3. First-born son of Jehiel, son of Gideon. 1 Chron. 8:30; 9:35, 36.4. Son of Micah, a contemporary of Josiah, 2 Chron. 34:20, called Achbor
Achbor
Ach´bor (mouse).1. Father of Baalhanan king of Edom. Gen. 36:38, 39; 1 Chron. 1:49.2. Son of Michaiah, a contemporary of Josiah, 2 Kings 22:12, 14; Jer. 26:22; 36:12, called Abdon in 2 Chron. 34:20. (b.c. 623.)
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Micaiah Father
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