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Ahikam
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
His father was Shaphan the scribe (2 Kgs 22:3).Ahikam was a member of the deputation sent by Josiah to the prophetess Huldah to consult her concerning the contents of the Book of the Law they had found (2 Kgs 22:14). Under Jehoiakim, Ahikam had sufficient influence to protect Jeremiah from being put to death (Jer 26:24).Ahikam was the father of Gedaliah, whom Nebuchadnezzar made governor of the land after the capture of Jerusalem (2 Kgs 25:22–26). Nebuchadnezzar also committed Jeremiah into his care (Jer 39:14).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahikam, Son of Shaphan
Ahikam, Son of Shaphan (אֲחִיקָם‎, achiqam), son of Shaphan. An official in Josiah’s court (2 Kgs 22:12). His father was Shaphan the scribe (2 Kgs 22:3).Ahikam was a member of the deputation sent by Josiah to the prophetess Huldah to consult her concerning the contents of the Book of the Law they had
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahikam (Person)
AHIKAM (PERSON) [Heb ʾăḥı̂qām (אֲחִיקָם)]. The son of Shaphan, and member of a very prominent Jerusalem family who held government office under Josiah (ca. 640–609 b.c.e.) and Jehoiakim (ca. 609–598 b.c.e.).Ahikam’s father, Shaphan, was royal secretary during the reign of Josiah (2 Kgs 22:3–20).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ahikam
Ahikam. Shaphan’s son, an officer of the court of King Josiah of Judah (2 Kgs 22:12). Ahikam was among the group sent to the prophetess Huldah to ask about the book of the Law (2 Kgs 22:14–20). Later, under King Jehoiakim, Ahikam was able to prevent the prophet Jeremiah from being killed (Jer 26:24).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahikam
Ahikam ə-hīʹkär [Heb. aḥîqām—‘my brother has risen up’]. A prominent man of the time of King Josiah and the following decades (2 K. 22:12, 14; 25:22; 2 Ch. 34:20; Jer. 26:24; 39:14; 40:5ff; 43:6). He was the son of Shaphan, and a member of the deputation sent by Josiah to the prophetess Huldah
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ahikam
AHIKAM Shaphan’s son, an officer of the court of King Josiah of Judah (2 Kgs 22:12). Ahikam was among the group sent to the prophetess Huldah to ask about the Book of the Law (2 Kgs 22:14–20). Later, under King Jehoiakim, Ahikam was able to prevent the prophet Jeremiah from being killed (Jer 26:24).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ahikam
Ahikam (uh-hi´kuhm; Heb., “my brother has arisen”), the son of Shaphan who served as a courtier of King Josiah. He was among those who went to inquire of Hulda the prophetess concerning the significance of the book of the law found in the temple (2 Kings 22:12–14). He later helped protect Jeremiah from
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ahikam
AHIKAM. The son of Shaphan the scribe, he was a companion of Shaphan and Hilkiah the priest when Shaphan read to King Josiah a copy of the law found in the course of repairing the temple. He was sent with Hilkiah, Achbor, Shaphan and Asahiah to inquire of Huldah the prophetess concerning the future of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ahikam
AHIKAM (Heb. ‘ahîqām, ‘my brother has arisen’). Son of Shaphan (probably not Shaphan the scribe, 2 Ki. 22:12), and father of *Gedaliah, whom Nebuchadrezzar appointed governor in 587 bc (2 Ki. 25:22; Je. 39:14). One of those sent by Josiah to enquire of *Huldah the prophetess (2 Ki. 22:14; 2 Ch. 34:20–22),
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahikam
Ahikam (Heb. ʾăḥɩ̂qām)The son of Shaphan (2 Kgs. 22:12) and father of Gedaliah (25:22). He was one of the officials of King Josiah sent to the prophetess Huldah to inquire of the Lord (2 Kgs. 22:14; 2 Chr. 34:20). Afterward he protected Jeremiah against Jehoiakim and his followers (Jer. 26:24).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ahikam
Ahikam [ə hīˊkəm] (Heb. ˒aḥîqām “my brother has arisen”). The son of Shaphan (2 Kgs. 22:12) and father of Gedaliah (25:22). He was one of the officials of King Josiah sent to the prophetess Huldah in order to inquire of the Lord (v. 14; 2 Chr. 34:20). Afterward he protected Jeremiah against King
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ahikam
AHIKAM (Hebrew, “my brother has risen”) A court official under King Josiah and his two sons. The son of Shaphan (2 Kgs 22:12), a scribe, he was the father of Gedaliah (2 Kgs 25:22) and was among the officials sent by Josiah to the prophetess Huldah concerning the newly discovered book of law (2 Kgs 22:14;
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ahikam
Ahi´kam (a brother who raises up), son of Shaphan the scribe, an influential officer at the court of Josiah, was one of the delegates sent by Hilkiah to consult Huldah. 2 Kings 22:12–14. In the reign of Jehoiakim he successfully used his influence to protect the prophet Jeremiah. Jer. 26:24. He was the
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Shaphan Father
Gemariah Brother
Eleasah Brother
Gedaliah Son
Micaiah Nephew
Azaliah Grandfather
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