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Ahijah (prophet)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A prophet who proclaimed to Jeroboam that Jeroboam would be king over the ten northern tribes of Israel (1 Kgs 11:29–39). He later prophesied that Jeroboam’s family would all die because of Jeroboam’s idolatry (1 Kgs 14:2–18; 15:29). His prophecies may have been written down (2 Chr 9:29), but if so they are now lost.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahijah the Prophet
Ahijah the Prophet (אֲחִיָּהוּ‎, achiyyahu; אֲחִיָּה‎, achiyyah). A prophet who proclaimed to Jeroboam that Jeroboam would be king over the ten northern tribes of Israel (1 Kgs 11:29–39). He later prophesied that Jeroboam’s family would all die because of Jeroboam’s idolatry (1 Kgs 14:2–18; 15:29). His
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahiah (Person)
AHIAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾăḥı̂yâ (אֲחִיָּה)]. A clan leader who signed Nehemiah’s pledge of reform (Neh 10:27—Eng 10:26). In this list of leaders (vv 2–28) Ahiah’s is the only name preceded by the Heb conjunction waw. Meyer (1896: 142) suggests that this distinguishes wʾḥyh; thus, by emending it to wʾḥyw,
Ahijah (Person)
AHIJAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾaḥı̂yâ (אַחִיָּה)]. Nine persons in the Hebrew Bible/OT bear this name.1. A priest, the son of Ahitub and great-grandson of Eli (1 Sam. 14:3). He was a priest in Shiloh and provided oracular guidance for Saul (1 Sam 14:18–19, 41–42). In 1 Sam 14:18, the MT indicates that Ahijah
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ahiah
Ahiah. 1. kjv form of Ahijah.See Ahijah #1, #2, and #6.2. Political leader who signed Ezra’s covenant of faithfulness to God with Nehemiah and others after the exile (Neh 10:26, kjv Ahijah).
Ahijah
Ahijah. 1. Ahitub’s son who served as priest at Shiloh and had charge of the ark of the covenant at Gibeah during Saul’s last campaign (1 Sm 14:3, 18, kjv Ahiah). This Ahijah was evidently either the same person as Ahimelech or closely associated with him (1 Sm 21:1–9; 22:9–20).2. One of King Solomon’s
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahiah
Ahiah ə-hīʹə [Heb. aḥîyâ], AV AHIJAH. A leader who set his seal to the covenant under Nehemiah (Neh. 10:26).
Ahijah
Ahijah ə-hīʹjə [Heb. aḥîyâ or aḥîyāhû—‘brother of Yahweh’ or ‘Yahweh is my brother’]; AV also AHIAH.
Ahijah (warrior)
7. A prophet from Shiloh who, in Solomon’s lifetime, told Jeroboam that he would rule over the ten tribes (1 K. 11:29–39). For his subsequent apostasy Ahijah pronounced doom upon his house (1 K. 14). In 2 Ch. 9:29 the “prophecy of Ahijah” is listed as one historical source for the Solomonic period.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ahiah
AHIAH1. kjv form of Ahijah. See Ahijah #1, #2, and #6.2. Political leader who signed Ezra’s covenant of faithfulness to God with Nehemiah and others after the exile (Neh 10:26).
Ahijah
AHIJAH1. Ahitub’s son who served as priest at Shiloh and had charge of the ark of the covenant at Gibeah during Saul’s last campaign (1 Sm 14:3, 18). This Ahijah was evidently either the same person as Ahimelech or closely associated with him (1 Sm 21:1–9; 22:9–20).2. One of King Solomon’s secretaries
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ahijah
Ahijah (uh-hi´juh; Heb., “the Lord is my brother”).1 A great-grandson of Eli who was a priest in Shiloh and served in Saul’s army, wearing the ephod (1 Sam. 14:3) and taking responsibility for the ark (14:18–19).2 A prophet from Shiloh who tore his garment into twelve pieces in order to demonstrate
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ahiah
AHIAH. Three OT characters are so identified in KJV, though elsewhere (and throughout ASV) this same name appears as Ahijah (q.v.).1. A warrior (1 Chr 8:7; possibly the same as the earlier Ahoah, 8:4), who, with Naaman, was led by Gera to take captive two sons of Ehud.2. A great-grandson of Eli, through
Ahijah
AHIJAH. In KJV this name sometimes appears as Ahiah (q.v.).1. An Ephraimite from Shiloh, a prophet of God who meeting Jeroboam returning from exile in Egypt, tore his own new garment into twelve pieces and gave ten pieces to Jeroboam, indicating God’s intention to make him king over the ten tribes of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ahijah, Ahiah
AHIJAH, AHIAH. 1. A prophet from Shiloh who protested against the idolatry of Solomon. Ahijah symbolically divided his robe into 12 parts, 10 of which he gave to Jeroboam, a minor official in Solomon’s government (1 Ki. 11:28ff.). Ahijah stated that the kingdom of Solomon would be divided and that 10
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahiah
Ahiah (Heb. ʾăḥɩ̂yâ)One who put his seal to the renewed covenant under Nehemiah (Neh. 10:26 [MT 27]).
Ahijah
Ahijah (Heb. ʾăḥɩ̂yâ)1. Son of Ahitub and great-grandson of Eli. Ahijah was a priest in Shiloh who served with Saul’s army as the wearer of the ephod (1 Sam. 14:3). He was responsible for the ark of the covenant, then housed at Kiriath-jearim (1 Sam. 14:18–19).2. A prophet from Shiloh. Ahijah tore
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ahiah
Ahiah [ə hīˊə] (Heb. ˒aḥîyâ “brother of Yahweh”). One of those who put their seal to the renewed covenant under Nehemiah (Neh. 10:26; KJV “Ahijah”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ahijah
AHIJAH (Hebrew, “Yahweh is my brother or kinsman”) A prophet from Shiloh who foretold that Solomon’s kingdom would be divided and that Jeroboam would be king of the ten northern tribes (1 Kgs 11:29–31, 12:15; 2 Chr 10:15). Ahijah tore his robe into twelve pieces and handed ten of them to Jeroboam, symbolizing
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ahiah
Ahi´ah, or Ahi´jah (friend of Jehovah).1. Son of Ahitub, grandson of Phinehas and great-grandson of Eli, succeeded his father as high priest in the reign of Saul. 1 Sam. 14:3, 18. Ahiah is probably the same person as Ahimelech the son of Ahitub. (b.c. 980.)2. One of Solomon’s princes. 1 Kings 4:3.
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