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Ahitub (father of Ahimelech)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahitub, Father of Ahimelech
Ahitub, Father of Ahimelech (אֲחִיטוּב‎, achituv). The father of the priest Ahimelech, who aided David and was subsequently killed by Saul (1 Sam 22:9, 11–12).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahitub (Person)
AHITUB (PERSON) [Heb ʾăḥı̂ṭûb (אֲחִיטוּב‎)]. 1. A Levitical priest, the father of Ahijah and Ahimelech, and grandfather of Abiathar (1 Sam 14:3; 22:9, 11–12, 20). Ahijah was priest to Saul in Shiloh (1 Sam 14:3) and served the same king at Gibeah in his warfare with the Philistines (1 Sam 14:18–19,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ahitub
Ahitub. 1. Member of the priestly line of Aaron’s youngest son, Ithamar. Ahitub was a descendant of Eli through Eli’s son Phinehas and father of Ahijah and Ahimelech, who were priests during Saul’s reign (1 Sm 14:3; 22:9, 11, 12, 20).2. Member of the priestly line of Aaron’s third son, Eleazar. Ahitub
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahitub (father of Ahimelech)
1. The brother of Ichabod and son of Phinehas the son of Eli (1 S. 14:3; 22:9, 11f, 20). According to 1 Ch. 24 he and his line were descended from Aaron through Ithamar. See Ahijah 3.
Ahitub
Ahitub ə-hīʹtub [Heb. aḥîṭûḇ—‘brother of goodness.’ i.e., ‘good brother’ or ‘my brother is goodness’].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ahitub
AHITUB1. Member of the priestly line of Aaron’s youngest son, Ithamar. Ahitub was a descendant of Eli through Eli’s son Phinehas and father of Ahijah and Ahimelech, who were priests during Saul’s reign (1 Sm 14:3; 22:9–12, 20).2. Member of the priestly line of Aaron’s third son, Eleazar. Ahitub was
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ahitub
Ahitub (uh-hi´tuhb).1 A son of Phinehas (and grandson of Eli) who was the father of Ahijah (1 Sam. 14:3) and Ahimelech (22:9, 11–12, 20).2 The son of Amariah who was either the father of Zadok (2 Sam. 8:17; 1 Chron. 6:8, 12, 52–53; 18:16; Ezra 7:2) or the grandfather of Zadok (1 Chron. 9:11; Neh. 11:11).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ahitub
AHITUB1. A priest in the line of Ithamar, son of Aaron. He was grandson of Eli the priest at Shiloh, son of Phinehas, and father of Ahimelech the priest (1 Sam 14:3).2. A priest in the line of Eleazar, son of Aaron (1 Chr 6:3–7), son of Amariah the priest, and father of Zadok, priest in David’s time
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ahitub
AHITUB (Heb. ’aḥîṭûḇ, ‘brother of good’, ‘my brother is good’. lxx Achitōb and Assyr. Ahuṭāb suggest a reading Ahitob). 1. Son of Phinehas, grandson of Eli, father of *Ahijah (1 Sa. 14:3).2. Father of Ahimelech, perhaps the same person as 1 (1 Sa. 22:9).3. A Levite, son of Amariah (1 Ch. 6:7–8),
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahitub
Ahitub (Heb. ʾăḥɩ̂ṭûḇ; Gk. Achitōb)1. One of the two sons of Phinehas and grandson of Eli; the father of Ahijah (1 Sam. 14:3) and Ahimelech (22:9).2. The son of Amariah and father of Zadok the priest (2 Sam. 8:17; 1 Chr. 6:7–8 [MT 5:33–34]; cf. 1 Esdr. 8:2; 2 Esdr. 1:1); grandfather of Zadok (1
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ahitub
Ahitub [ə hīˊtŭb] (Heb. ˒aḥîṭûḇ “my brother is good”; Gk. Achitōb).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ahitub
AHITUB The father of Ahimelech (1 Sam 22:9) and Ahijah (1 Sam 14:3). Ahitub was the brother of Ichabod and the grandson of Eli the priest.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ahitub
Ahi´tub (brother of goodness).1. The son of Phinehas and grandson of Eli, and therefore of the family of Ithamar. 1 Sam. 14:3; 22:9, 11. (b.c. 1125.) He was succeeded by his son Ahijah (Ahimelech). (b.c. 1085.)2. Son of Amariah, and father of Zadok the high priest, 1 Chron. 6:7, 8; 2 Sam. 8:17, of
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Relatives
Phinehas Father
Ichabod Brother
Ahimelech Son
Ahijah Son
Abiathar Grandson
Eli Grandfather
Hophni Uncle
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