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One of four Levitical gatekeepers listed in 1 Chr 9:17.
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AHIMAN (PERSON) [Heb ʾăḥı̂man (אֲחִימַן)]. Name of two people in the OT.1. One of the “giant” descendants of ANAK (Num 13:22; Josh 15:14; Judg 1:10). Although it is possible that Ahiman could be the son of Anak (Josh 15:13), it seems unlikely since Anak is related to the legendary Nephilim (Num 13:33;
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ahiman (uh-hi´muhn).1 An associate of She-shai and Talmai (Num. 13:22; Josh. 15:14; Judg. 1:10). All are identified as Anakites located near Hebron, first encountered by the spies Moses sent to assess the promised land of Canaan, then driven out by Caleb (Josh. 15:14) and defeated by Judahites (Judg.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahiman (Heb. ʾăḥɩ̂man)1. One of the descendants of Anak, the “giants” who inhabited pre-Israelite Palestine (Num. 13:22). Along with his brothers Sheshai and Talmai, he was driven from Hebron by Caleb (Josh. 15:14; Judg. 1:10).2. A Levite, one of the four gatekeepers of the postexilic temple (1 Chr.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ahi´man (brother of the right hand).1. One of the three giant Anakim who inhabited Mount Hebron, Num. 13:22, 23, seen by Caleb and the spies. (b.c. 1490.) The whole race was cut off by Joshua, Josh. 11:21, and the three brothers were slain by the tribe of Judah. Judg. 1:10.2. A Levite porter. 1 Chron.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
AHI´MAN (a-hīʹman; “generous” [?]).1. One of the three famous giants of the race of Anak, who dwelt at Hebron when the Hebrew spies explored the land (Num. 13:22), about 1440 b.c., and who (or their descendants) were afterward expelled by Caleb (Josh. 15:14) and eventually slain by the Judaites (Judg.