Ahimaaz (Saul’s father-in-law)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
AHIMAAZ (PERSON) [Heb ʾăḥı̂maʿaṣ (אֲחִימַעַץ)]. The meaning of the name Ahimaaz is uncertain. Ar maʿiḍa “be angry” may be related, and thus BDB (p. 591) interprets the name as “my brother is wrath” (cf. the Safaitic personal name ʾmʿd; Ryckmans 1934: 131a). See, however, IPN, 235: 97. Three different
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ahima-az. 1. Father of Ahino-am, who was King Saul’s wife (1 Sm 14:50).2. Son of the high priest Zadok and father of Azariah (1 Chr 6:8, 9, 53). Ahima-az remained loyal to King David at the time of Absalom’s rebellion. He and Jonathan, son of the priest Abiathar, served as couriers. News of Absalom’s
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
AHIMAAZ1. Father of Ahinoam, who was King Saul’s wife (1 Sm 14:50).2. Son of the high priest Zadok and father of Azariah (1 Chr 6:8–9, 53). Ahimaaz remained loyal to King David at the time of Absalom’s rebellion. He and Jonathan, son of the priest Abiathar, served as couriers. News of Absalom’s movements
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
AHIMAAZ1. The father of Ahinoam, wife of Saul first king of Israel (1 Sam 14:50).2. One of two sons of Zadok who was high priest in David’s time when Absalom raised rebellion against David (2 Sam 15:27; 1 Chr 6:8, 53). With Jonathan, son of Abiathar a priest, Ahimaaz was to carry information to David
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ahim´a-az (brother of anger).1. Son of Zadok, the high priest in David’s reign, and celebrated for his swiftness of foot. During Absalom’s rebellion he carried to David the important intelligence that Ahithophel had counselled an immediate attack upon David and his followers. 2 Sam. 15:24–37; 17:15–22.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
AHIM´AAZ (a-himʹa-az; “brother of anger”).1. The father of Ahinoam, wife of King Saul (1 Sam. 14:50), about 1020 b.c.2. The son and successor of Zadok (1 Chron. 6:8, 53) in the high priesthood. When Absalom revolted, David refused to allow the Ark to be removed from Jerusalem, believing that God would