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Ahihud (son of Gera)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A descendant of Benjamin listed in 1 Chr 8:7 as the son of Gera. Some translations understand the Hebrew as indicating that Gera was also called Heglam (e.g., NRSV; ESV). Others read the Hebrew phrase hu heglam as a verb phrase: “he deported them” (e.g., NIV; LEB).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahihud, Son of Gera
Ahihud, Son of Gera (אֲחִיחֻד‎, achichud). A descendant of Benjamin listed in 1 Chr 8:7 as the son of Gera. Some translations understand the Hebrew as indicating that Gera was also called Heglam (e.g., NRSV; ESV). Others read the Hebrew phrase hu heglam as a verb phrase: “he deported them” (e.g., NIV;
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahihud (Person)
AHIHUD (PERSON) [Heb ʾăḥı̂hûd (אֲחִיהוּד‎); ʾăḥı̂ḥud (אֲחִיחֻד)]. Two individuals mentioned in the Hebrew Bible bear this name. In both its forms, this name has been translated “the brother (i.e., the god) is exalted” (EncMiqr 1: 215), with the kinship term ʾaḥ (brother) representing the theophoric
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ahihud
Ahihud. 1. Shelomi’s son, a leader of Asher’s tribe. Ahihud was appointed to help Eleazar and Joshua divide the territory of Canaan among the Israelites (Nm 34:27).2. According to some English versions (kjv, rsv), a leader in Benjamin’s tribe whose father, Gera (also called Heglam), was exiled to Manahath
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahihud (son of Gera)
2. A son of Ehud of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Ch. 8:6f). The text here is obscure and probably corrupt.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ahihud
AHIHUD1. Shelomi’s son, a leader of Asher’s tribe. Ahihud was appointed to help Eleazar and Joshua divide the territory of Canaan among the Israelites (Nm 34:17, 27).2. According to some English versions (kjv, rsv), a leader in Benjamin’s tribe whose father, Gera (also called Heglam), was exiled to
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ahihud
AHIHUD1. An Asherite leader, son of Shelomi (Num 34:27). He was appointed to divide the W Jordan territory among the ten tribes in that area.2. A head of the house of Benjamin (1 Chr 8:7), a son of either Heglam (RSV) or Gera (KJV). The Heb. phrase “he removed them” (KJV), may be rendered as the name
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahihud
Ahihud (Heb. ʾăḥɩ̂hûḏ, ʾăḥɩ̂huḏ)1. The son of Shelomi. He was a leader of the tribe of Asher appointed to assist Moses in the division of Canaan (Num. 34:27).2. A descendant of Ehud, head of a Benjaminite ancestral house (1 Chr. 8:7).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ahihud
Ahihud [ə hīˊhŭd] (Heb. ˒aḥîhûḏ, ˒aḥîhuḏ “brother of majesty”[?]).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ahihud
Ahi´hud (brother of renown).1. The son of Shelomi and prince of the tribe of Asher. Num. 34:27.2. Chieftain of the tribe of Benjamin. 1 Chron. 8:7.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ahihud
AHI´HUD. The English form of two similar Heb. names.1. Heb. ˒Aḥı̂ḥûd, “brother of renown,” refers to the son of Shelomi and head of the tribe of Asher (Num. 34:27). He was one of those appointed by Moses to oversee the partition of Canaan, about 1401 b.c.2. Heb. ˒Aḥı̂ḥud, “brother of a riddle,”
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ahihud
Ahihudbrother (i.e., “friend”) of union. (1.) A son of Bela, the son of Benjamin (1 Chr. 8:7).(2.) Name different in Hebrew, meaning brother of Judah. Chief of the tribe of Asher; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan among the tribe (Num. 34:27).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ahihud
AHIHUD [a HIGH hud] (brother of honor) — the name of two men in the Old Testament:1. A prince from the tribe of Asher who helped divide the land of Canaan (Num. 34:27).2. A son of Ehud, of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chr. 8:7).
See also
Relatives
Gera Father
Uzzah Brother
Ahijah Uncle
Ehud Grandfather
Naaman Uncle