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ahithophel


ahithophel


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ahithophel 
  brother  of  insipidity  or  impiety,  a  man  greatly  renowned  for  his 
  sagacity  among  the  Jews.  At  the  time  of  Absalom's  revolt  he 
  deserted  David  (Ps.  41:9;  55:12-14)  and  espoused  the  cause  of 
  Absalom  (2  Sam.  15:12).  David  sent  his  old  friend  Hushai  back  to 
  Absalom,  in  order  that  he  might  counteract  the  counsel  of 
  Ahithophel  (2  Sam.  15:31-37).  This  end  was  so  far  gained  that 
  Ahithophel  saw  he  had  no  longer  any  influence,  and  accordingly 
  he  at  once  left  the  camp  of  Absalom  and  returned  to  Giloh,  his 
  native  place  where  after  arranging  his  wordly  affairs,  he 
  hanged  himself,  and  was  buried  in  the  sepulchre  of  his  fathers 
  (2  Sam.  17:1-23).  He  was  the  type  of  Judas  (Ps.  41:9). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ahithophel,  brother  of  ruin  or  folly