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Ahimoth
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahimoth, Son of Elkanah
Ahimoth, Son of Elkanah (אֲחִימוֹת‎, achimoth). Brother of Amasai, descendant of Kohath the son of Levi (1 Chr 6:25). Possibly the same as Mahath in 1 Chr 6:35.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahimoth (Person)
AHIMOTH (PERSON) [Heb ʾăḥı̂môt (אֲחִימֹות)]. The son of El-kanah, brother of Amasai, and father of another Elkanah, all Levites descended from Kohath (1 Chr 6:10—Eng 6:25). In a subsequent genealogy, this line of descent differs by naming Mahath as the son of Amasai and father of Elkanah (1 Chr 6:20–21
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahimoth
Ahimoth ə-hīʹmoth [Heb. aḥîmôṯ]. A descendant of Kohath the son of Levi (1 Ch. 6:25); ancestor of Elkanah the father of Samuel. The name Mahath holds a similar place in the list that follows (6:35).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahimoth
Ahimoth (Heb. ʾăḥɩ̂môṯ)A Levite of the family of Kohath, the second son of Levi (1 Chr. 6:25 [MT 10]); an ancestor of Elkanah the father of Samuel.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ahimoth
Ahi´moth (brother of death), a Levite apparently in the time of David. 1 Chron. 6:25. In v. 35, for Ahimoth we find Mahath, as in Luke 3:26.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ahimoth
AHI´MOTH (a-hīʹmōth). One of the sons of Elkanah, a Levite (1 Chron. 6:25). In v. 26 he is called Nahath.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ahimoth
AHIMOTH [a HIGH moth] (brother of death) — a son of the Levite Elkanah (1 Chr. 6:25).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AHIMOTH
AHIMOTH<a-hi’-moth> ( אֲחִימוֹת‎ [’achimoth], “brother of death,” or, “my brother is death”): A descendant of Kohath the son of Levi (1 Chronicles 6:25); ancestor of Elkanah the father of Samuel. The name Mahath holds a similar place in the list that follows (1 Chronicles 6:35).
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Ahimoth
Ahimoth [Uh-hi-muth](Hebrew origin: Brother of death or Brother of Moth, Canaanite god)(1 Chronicles 6:25). Unspecified date. Ahimoth, a Levite, was the son of Elkanah, descendant of Kohath, Levi’s second son.
See also
Relatives
Elkanah Father
Amasai Brother
Joel Grandfather
Mahath Nephew
Roles