Ahijah
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Ahijah

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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ahijah

[AHIAH, OR AHIJAH]

ATS Bible Dictionary
Ahijah

A prophet and chronicler of the times of Solomon and Jeroboam, 1 Kings 11:29 2 Chronicles 9:29. He is thought to be the person who spoke in God's name to Solomon while building the temple, 1 Kings 6:11; and again after he fell into sin, 1 Kings 11:11. He notified Jeroboam of the separation of Israel from Judah, and of the foundation of his house-the ruin of which he afterwards foretold, 1 Kings 14:1-14.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Brother (i.e., "friend") of Jehovah.

(1.) One of the sons of Bela (1 Chronicles 8:7, R.V.). In A.V. called "Ahiah."

(2.) One of the five sons of Jerahmeel, who was great-grandson of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:25).

(3.) Son of Ahitub (1 Samuel 14:3, 18), Ichabod's brother; the same probably as Ahimelech, who was high priest at Nob in the reign of Saul (1 Samuel 22:11). Some, however, suppose that Ahimelech was the brother of Ahijah, and that they both officiated as high priests, Ahijah at Gibeah or Kirjath-jearim, and Ahimelech at Nob.

(4.) A Pelonite, one of David's heroes (1 Chronicles 11:36); called also Eliam (2 Samuel 23:34).

(5.) A Levite having charge of the sacred treasury in the temple (1 Chronicles 26:20).

(6.) One of Solomon's secretaries (1 Kings 4:3).

(7.) A prophet of Shiloh (1 Kings 11:29; 14:2), called the "Shilonite," in the days of Rehoboam. We have on record two of his remarkable prophecies, 1 Kings 11:31-39, announcing the rending of the ten tribes from Solomon; and 1 Kings 14:6-16, delivered to Jeroboam's wife, foretelling the death of Abijah the king's son, the destruction of Jeroboam's house, and the captivity of Israel "beyond the river." Jeroboam bears testimony to the high esteem in which he was held as a prophet of God (1 Kings 14:2, 3).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AHIJAH

a-hi'-ja ('achiyah or 'achiyahu, "brother of Yahweh," "my brother is Yahweh," "Yah is brother." In the King James Version the name sometimes appears as Ahiah):

(1) One of the sons of Jerahmeel the great-grandson of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:25).

(2) A descendant of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:7).

(3) The son of Ahitub, priest in the time of King Saul (1 Samuel 14:3, 18). Either he is the same with Ahimelech, who is mentioned later, or he is the father or brother of Ahimelech. He is introduced to us when Saul has been so long on the throne that his son Jonathan is a man grown and a warrior. He is in attendance upon Saul, evidently as an official priest, "wearing an ephod." When Saul wishes direction from God he asks the priest to bring hither the ark; but then, without waiting for the message, Saul counts the confusion in the Philistine camp a sufficient indication of the will of Providence, and hurries off to the attack. Some copies of the Greek here read "ephod" instead of "ark," but the documentary evidence in favor of that reading is far from decisive. If the Hebrew reading is correct, then the seclusion of the ark, from the time of its return from Philistia to the time of David, was not so absolute as many have supposed. See AHIMELECH, i.

(4) One of David's mighty men, according to the list in 1 Chronicles 11:36. The corresponding name in the list in 2 Samuel 23:34 is Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite.

(5) A Levite of David's time who had charge of certain treasures connected with the house of God (1 Chronicles 26:20). The Greek copies presuppose the slightly different text which would give in English "and their brethren," instead of Ahijah. This is accepted by many scholars, and it is at least more plausible than most of the proposed corrections of the Hebrew text by the Greek.

(6) Son of Sinsha and brother of Elihoreph (1 Kings 4:3). The two brothers were scribes of Solomon. Can the scribes Ahijah and Shemaiah (1 Chronicles 24:6) be identified with the men of the same names who, later, were known as distinguished prophets? Sinsha is probably the same with Shavsha (1 Chronicles 18:16; compare 2 Samuel 8:17; 2 Samuel 20:25), who was scribe under David, the office in this case descending from father to son.

(7) The distinguished prophet of Shiloh, who was interested in Jeroboam I. In Solomon's lifetime Ahijah clothed himself with a new robe, met Jeroboam outside Jerusalem, tore the robe into twelve pieces, and gave him ten, in token that he should become king of the ten tribes (1 Kings 11:29-39). Later, when Jeroboam had proved unfaithful to Yahweh, he sent his wife to Ahijah to ask in regard to their sick son. The prophet received her harshly, foretold the death of the son, and threatened the extermination of the house of Jeroboam (1 Kings 14). The narrative makes the impression that Ahijah was at this time a very old man (1 Kings 14:4). These incidents are differently narrated in the long addition at 1 Kings 12:24 found in some of the Greek copies. In that addition the account of the sick boy precedes that of the rent garment, and both are placed between the account of Jeroboam's return from Egypt and that of the secession of the ten tribes, an order in which it is impossible to think that the events occurred. Further, this addition attributes the incident of the rent garment to Shemaiah and not to Ahijah, and says that Ahijah was 60 years old.

Other notices speak of the fulfillment of the threatening prophecies spoken by Ahijah (2 Chronicles 10:15 1 Kings 12:15; 1 Kings 15:29). In 2 Chronicles "the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite" is referred to as a source for the history of Solomon (2 Chronicles 9:29).

(8) The father of Baasha king of Israel (1 Kings 15:27, 33; 1 Kings 21:22 2 Kings 9:9).

(9) A Levite of Nehemiah's time, who sealed the covenant (Nehemiah 10:26 the King James Version).

Willis J. Beecher

Strong's Hebrew
281. Achiyyah -- "brother of Yah," an Israelite name
... Achiyyah. 282 . "brother of Yah," an Israelite name. Transliteration: Achiyyah
Phonetic Spelling: (akh-ee-yaw) Short Definition: Ahijah. ... Ahiah, Ahijah. ...
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Asa
... His father was Ahijah, of whom it is sternly said, "He walked in all the sins of
his father, Rehoboam, which he had done before him." A worse bringing-up than ...
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A Ruler who Wronged his People
... Once upon a time, when Jeroboam went away from Jerusalem, the prophet Ahijah
of Shiloh met him on the way and took him aside. Now ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/a ruler who wronged his.htm

The New Garment Bent
... And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet
Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; and he had clad himself with ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/the new garment bent.htm

Concerning the Death of a Son of Jeroboam. How Jeroboam was Beaten ...
... who was called Abijah, he enjoined his wife to lay aside her robes, and to take
the garments belonging to a private person, and to go to Ahijah the prophet ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 11 concerning the death.htm

The Divided Kingdom.
... the people had turned away from Jehovah and engaged in the idolatrous worship of
other gods, especially those of the Zidonians, Moabites and Ahijah, the prophet ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter xiii the divided kingdom.htm

Jeroboam
... power, and won it. And these characteristics of his were gifts from God,
as Ahijah the prophet emphatically declared. We are far ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/milligan/men of the bible some lesser-known/jeroboam.htm

How Solomon Grew Rich, and Fell Desperately in Love with Women and ...
... And when about that time Jeroboam was once going out of Jerusalem, a prophet of
the city Shilo, whose name was Ahijah, met him and saluted him; and when he had ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 7 how solomon grew.htm

Synopsis. --The Gradual Narrowing of the Miraculous Element in the ...
... The forewarning which God is said to have given the prophet Ahijah of the visit
that the queen was about to pay him in disguise[6] is now recognized as one of ...
/.../miracles and supernatural religion/i synopsis the gradual narrowing of.htm

The Rending of the Kingdom
... the son of Nebat "the same Jeroboam who during Solomon's reign had been known as
"a mighty man of valor," and to whom the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite had ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 6 the rending of.htm

National Apostasy
... Nadab was slain, with all his kindred in the line of succession, "according unto
the saying of the Lord, which He spake by His servant Ahijah the Shilonite ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 8 national apostasy.htm

Thesaurus
Ahijah (23 Occurrences)
... Some, however, suppose that Ahimelech was the brother of Ahijah, and that they both
officiated as high priests, Ahijah at Gibeah or Kirjath-jearim, and ...AHIJAH. ...
/a/ahijah.htm - 21k

Ahijah's (2 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Ahijah's (2 Occurrences). 1 Kings 14:4 And Jeroboam's
wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. ...
/a/ahijah's.htm - 7k

Ahi'jah (22 Occurrences)
Ahi'jah. Ahijah, Ahi'jah. Ahijah's . Multi-Version Concordance Ahi'jah
(22 Occurrences). 1 Samuel 14:3 and Ahijah, the son of Ahitub ...
/a/ahi'jah.htm - 12k

Shilonite (7 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Ahijah the prophet, whose home was in Shiloh,
is so designated (1 Kings 11:29; 15:29). The plural form ...
/s/shilonite.htm - 10k

Shi'lonite (6 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 11:29 And it came to pass at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem,
that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; now Ahijah had ...
/s/shi'lonite.htm - 8k

Baasha (26 Occurrences)
... the third king of the separate kingdom of Israel, and founder of its second dynasty
(1 Kings 15; 16; 2 Chronicles 16:1-6). He was the son of Ahijah of the ...
/b/baasha.htm - 16k

Jeroboam's (7 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Jeroboam's (7 Occurrences). 1 Kings 14:4 Jeroboam's wife
did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. ...
/j/jeroboam's.htm - 9k

Ba'asha (26 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 15:27 Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against
him; and Baasha struck him at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines ...
/b/ba'asha.htm - 13k

Baasa (26 Occurrences)
... (See JPS). 1 Kings 15:27 And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar,
conspired against him; and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon, which belonged to the ...
/b/baasa.htm - 13k

Nebat (25 Occurrences)
... the king didn't listen to the people; for it was a thing brought about of Yahweh,
that he might establish his word, which Yahweh spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite ...
/n/nebat.htm - 15k

Concordance
Ahijah (23 Occurrences)

1 Samuel 14:3
and Ahijah, the son of Ahitub, Ichabod's brother, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the priest of Yahweh in Shiloh, wearing an ephod. The people didn't know that Jonathan was gone.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 14:18
Saul said to Ahijah, "Bring the ark of God here." For the ark of God was there at that time with the children of Israel.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS NIV)

1 Kings 4:3
Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder;
(WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS NIV)

1 Kings 11:29
It happened at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; now Ahijah had clad himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in the field.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 11:30
Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it in twelve pieces.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 12:15
So the king didn't listen to the people; for it was a thing brought about of Yahweh, that he might establish his word, which Yahweh spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 14:2
Jeroboam said to his wife, "Please get up and disguise yourself, that you won't be recognized as the wife of Jeroboam. Go to Shiloh. Behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, who spoke concerning me that I should be king over this people.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 14:4
Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. Now Ahijah could not see; for his eyes were set by reason of his age.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 14:5
Yahweh said to Ahijah, "Behold, the wife of Jeroboam comes to inquire of you concerning her son; for he is sick. Thus and thus you shall tell her; for it will be, when she comes in, that she will pretend to be another woman."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 14:6
It was so, when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he said, "Come in, you wife of Jeroboam! Why do you pretend to be another? For I am sent to you with heavy news.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 14:18
All Israel buried him, and mourned for him, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke by his servant Ahijah the prophet.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 15:27
Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha struck him at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel were laying siege to Gibbethon.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 15:29
It happened that, as soon as he was king, he struck all the house of Jeroboam: he didn't leave to Jeroboam any who breathed, until he had destroyed him; according to the saying of Yahweh, which he spoke by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 15:33
In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, and reigned twenty-four years.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 21:22
I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah for the provocation with which you have provoked me to anger, and have made Israel to sin."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Kings 9:9
I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 2:25
The sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were Ram the firstborn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, Ahijah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 8:7
and Naaman, and Ahijah, and Gera, he carried them captive: and he became the father of Uzza and Ahihud.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 11:36
Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 26:20
Of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

2 Chronicles 9:29
Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, aren't they written in the history of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 10:15
So the king didn't listen to the people; for it was brought about of God, that Yahweh might establish his word, which he spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Nehemiah 10:26
And Ahijah, Hanan, Anan,
(KJV DBY WBS YLT)

Subtopics

Ahijah

Ahijah: A Levite Who Was Treasurer in the Tabernacle

Ahijah: A Priest in Shiloh, Probably Identical With Ahimelech, Mentioned In

Ahijah: A Priest in Shiloh, Probably Identical With Ahimelech, Mentioned in Killed

Ahijah: A Priest in Shiloh, Probably Identical With Ahimelech, Mentioned In was Priest in Saul's Reign

Ahijah: A Prophet in Shiloh

Ahijah: An Israelite, Who Subscribed to the Covenant of Nehemiah

Ahijah: Father of Baasha

Ahijah: One of David's Heroes

Ahijah: One of David's Heroes: Also Called Eliam

Ahijah: Son of Bela

Ahijah: Son of Jerahmeel

Ahijah: Son of Shisha

Related Terms

Ahijah's (2 Occurrences)

Ahi'jah (22 Occurrences)

Shilonite (7 Occurrences)

Shi'lonite (6 Occurrences)

Baasha (26 Occurrences)

Jeroboam's (7 Occurrences)

Ba'asha (26 Occurrences)

Baasa (26 Occurrences)

Nebat (25 Occurrences)

Ahimelech (17 Occurrences)

Wearing (43 Occurrences)

Shemaiah (40 Occurrences)

Jerobo'am (92 Occurrences)

Shiloh (34 Occurrences)

Ahitub (16 Occurrences)

Jerobo'am's (2 Occurrences)

Ichabod (2 Occurrences)

Events (27 Occurrences)

Entereth (40 Occurrences)

Dim (22 Occurrences)

Pretend (9 Occurrences)

Pelonite (3 Occurrences)

Clad (13 Occurrences)

Abijah (32 Occurrences)

Ahi'hud (2 Occurrences)

Affairs (27 Occurrences)

Nadab (21 Occurrences)

Cloak (73 Occurrences)

Jeroboam (96 Occurrences)

Robe (142 Occurrences)

Seem (115 Occurrences)

Fulfil (60 Occurrences)

Garment (143 Occurrences)

Fulfill (80 Occurrences)

Unable (102 Occurrences)

Reigned (206 Occurrences)

Ephod (45 Occurrences)

Clothed (153 Occurrences)

Ahikam (20 Occurrences)

Visions (43 Occurrences)

Na'aman (15 Occurrences)

Uzza (10 Occurrences)

Urim (8 Occurrences)

Ozem (2 Occurrences)

Oren (1 Occurrence)

Jerahmeel (9 Occurrences)

Jerah'meel (8 Occurrences)

Jedo (1 Occurrence)

Jehosh'aphat (75 Occurrences)

Lamentation (45 Occurrences)

Gibbethon (5 Occurrences)

Gera (9 Occurrences)

Gib'bethon (5 Occurrences)

Wore (19 Occurrences)

Israel (27466 Occurrences)

Iglaam (2 Occurrences)

Is'sachar (40 Occurrences)

Ich'abod's (1 Occurrence)

Ichabod's (1 Occurrence)

Iddo (14 Occurrences)

Footsteps (30 Occurrences)

Feignest (2 Occurrences)

Feign (11 Occurrences)

Twenty-four (26 Occurrences)

Tirzah (17 Occurrences)

Treasuries (36 Occurrences)

Thummim (6 Occurrences)

Revolution (6 Occurrences)

Reigning (57 Occurrences)

Recorder (10 Occurrences)

Rendeth (23 Occurrences)

Elihor'eph (1 Occurrence)

Elihoreph (1 Occurrence)

Effected (19 Occurrences)

Deported (12 Occurrences)

Disguise (7 Occurrences)

Mecherathite (1 Occurrence)

Meche'rathite (1 Occurrence)

Mekerathite (1 Occurrence)

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