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ahikam


ahikam


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ahikam 
  brother  of  support  =  helper,  one  of  the  five  whom  Josiah  sent  to 
  consult  the  prophetess  Huldah  in  connection  with  the  discovery 
  of  the  book  of  the  law  (2  Kings  22:12-14;  2  Chr.  34:20).  He  was 
  the  son  of  Shaphan,  the  royal  secretary,  and  the  father  of 
  Gedaliah,  governor  of  Judea  after  the  destruction  of  Jerusalem 
  by  the  Babylonians  (2  Kings  25:22;  Jer.  40:5-16;  43:6).  On  one 
  occasion  he  protected  Jeremiah  against  the  fury  of  Jehoiakim 
  (Jer.  26:24).  It  was  in  the  chamber  of  another  son  (Germariah) 
  of  Shaphan  that  Baruch  read  in  the  ears  of  all  the  people 
  Jeremiah's  roll. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ahikam,  a  brother  who  raises  up  or  avenges