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Ahithophel
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahithophel the Counselor
Ahithophel the Counselor (אֲחִיתפֶל‎, achithphel). Trusted advisor to King David who eventually allied with Absalom in rebellion against David (2 Sam 15–17).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahithophel (Person)
AHITHOPHEL (PERSON) [Heb ʾăḥı̂tōpel (אֲחִיתֹפֶל)]. A famed wise man and royal counselor of David who figured prominently in Absalom’s revolt against his father.The name itself is composed of the theophoric element ʾăḥı̂- followed by the obscure tōpel, otherwise unknown except as a place name in
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ahithophel
Ahithophel. King David’s trusted counselor who turned traitor and joined Absalom’s conspiracy. Ahithophel’s counsel was highly regarded, almost as though it were an oracle of God (2 Sm 16:23). On hearing about Ahithophel’s defection to Absalom, David prayed, “O Lord, I pray thee, turn the counsel of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahithophel
Ahithophel ə-hithʹə-fel [Heb. aḥîṯōp̱el—‘brother of foolishness’ (?)]. The real leader of the Absalom rebellion against David. He is described as “the king’s counselor,” in a context connected with events some of which are dated in the fortieth year of David (1 Ch. 27:33f; cf. 26:31). His wisdom
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ahithophel
AHITHOPHEL King David’s trusted counselor who turned traitor and joined Absalom’s conspiracy. Ahithophel’s counsel was highly regarded, almost as though it were an oracle of God (2 Sm 16:23). On hearing about Ahithophel’s defection to Absalom, David prayed, “O Lord, let Ahithophel give Absalom foolish
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ahithophel
Ahithophel (uh-hith´uh-fel), one of David’s advisers noted for his wisdom (2 Sam. 16:23; 1 Chron. 27:33–34). He proved disloyal to David during the revolt of Absalom (2 Sam. 15:17) and became the latter’s chief counselor. When his advice was ignored, he committed suicide (17:23). Bathsheba, David’s wife
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ahithophel
AHITHOPHEL. A resident of Giloh, a town in SW Judah (2 Sam 15:12; Josh 15:51). One of David’s counselors (2 Sam 15:12), he was the father of Eliam, one of David’s mighty men (2 Sam 23:34). Though a discerning and skillful counselor (2 Sam 16:23), he was morally unstable, ready to betray David by giving
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ahithophel
AHITHOPHEL (Heb. ’aḥîṯōp̱el, possibly ‘brother of foolish talk’). A native of Giloh and David’s respected counsellor (2 Sa. 16:23). When he conspired with Absalom, David prayed that his advice might be rendered useless, perhaps playing on the name (2 Sa. 15:12, 31ff.). Ahithophel suggested that Absalom
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahithophel
Ahithophel (Heb. ʾăḥɩ̂ṯōp̱el)A man from the town of Giloh in the hill country of Judah. Serving as David’s counselor (1 Chr. 27:33), his wisdom was highly esteemed as prophetic words from God (2 Sam. 16:23).Dissatisfaction with David’s later reign ran deep, and when David’s son Absalom rebelled,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ahithophel
Ahithophel [ə hĭthˊə fĕl] (Heb. ˒aḥîṯōp̱el “brother of foolishness”[?]). A native of the city of Giloh in Judah (cf.. Josh. 15:51) who became David’s sagacious counselor (2 Sam. 15:12; 1 Chr. 27:33). He was the father of Eliam and the grandfather of Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11:3), whose husband David
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ahithophel
AHITHOPHEL A respected counselor in the court of King David (1 Chr 27:33). Ahithophel was originally from the town of Giloh in Judah and enjoyed a position of influence at the court. He turned his back on the king, however, and became a leading figure in the rebellion of Absalom (2 Sam 15:12). It was
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ahithophel
Ahith´ophel (brother of foolishness), a native of Giloh, was a privy councillor of David, whose wisdom was highly esteemed, though his name had an exactly opposite signification. 2 Sam. 16:23. (b.c. 1055–1023.) He was the grandfather of Bath-sheba. Comp. 2 Sam. 11:3 with 23:34. Ahithophel joined the
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