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Ahijah (treasurer)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The Levite who served as temple treasurer during David’s reign (1 Chr 26:20). Some English translations do not read a proper name here; they translate the Hebrew phrase that opens the verse—“and the Levites Ahijah” (וְֽהַלְוִיִּם אֲחִיָּה‎, wehalwiyyim achiyyah)—as “fellow Levites” (NIV) or “other Levites” (NCV). This decision is likely based on the Septuagint translation of this verse, which reads “their brothers” (ἀδελφοὶ αὐτῶν, adelphoi autōn) instead of the proper name Ahijah. The Septuagint translator may have used a Hebrew text that read “their brothers” (אֲחֵיהֶם‎, acheihem), which is graphically similar to “Ahijah” in Hebrew (אֲחִיָּה‎, achiyyah).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahijah the Treasurer
Ahijah the Treasurer (אֲחִיָּה‎, achiyyah). The Levite who served as temple treasurer during David’s reign (1 Chr 26:20). Some English translations do not read a proper name here; they translate the Hebrew phrase that opens the verse—“and the Levites Ahijah” (וְֽהַלְוִיִּם אֲחִיָּה‎, wehalwiyyim achiyyah)
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
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
Ahijah (treasurer)
5. A Levite of David’s time who had charge of certain treasures connected with the house of God (1 Ch. 26:20).
Ahijah
Ahijah ə-hīʹjə [Heb. aḥîyâ or aḥîyāhû—‘brother of Yahweh’ or ‘Yahweh is my brother’]; AV also AHIAH.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
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
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
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.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ahijah
AHI´JAH (ā-hī-jā; “brother of Jehovah”).1. The son of Phinehas’s son Ahitub, and high priest in the reign of Saul (1 Sam. 14:3, 18), about 1020 b.c. He is here described as “the priest of the Lord at Shiloh [and] wearing an ephod.” In 14:18 it appears that the Ark was under his care. There is some
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