Ahikam
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Ahikam

a brother who raises up or avenges

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ahikam

(a brother who raises up), son of Shaphan the scribe, an influential officer at the court of Josiah, was one of the delegates sent by Hilkaih to consult Huldah. (2 Kings 22:12-14) In the reign of Jehoiakim he successfully used his influence to protect the prophet Jeremiah. (Jeremiah 26:24) He was the father of Gedaliah. [GEDALIAH] (B.C. 641).

ATS Bible Dictionary
Ahikam

Sent by Josiah to Huldah the prophetess, when the book of the law was found in the temple, 2 Kings 22:12. He afterwards nobly befriended the prophet Jeremiah, Jeremiah 26:24; 39:14.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
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 Chronicles 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; Jeremiah 40:5-16; 43:6). On one occasion he protected Jeremiah against the fury of Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 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.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AHIKAM

a-hi'-kam ('achiqam, "my brother has risen up"): A prominent man of the time of King Josiah and the following decades (2 Kings 22:12, 14; 2 Kings 25:22 2 Chronicles 34:20 Jeremiah 26:24; Jeremiah 39:14; Jeremiah 40:5; 41:1; 43:6). He was the son of Shaphan, who very likely is to be identified with Shaphan the scribe, who was at that time so prominent. Ahikam was the father of Gedaliah, whom, on the capture of Jerusalem, Nebuchadnezzar made governor of the land. Ahikam was a member of the deputation sent by Josiah to the prophetess Huldah to consult her concerning the contents of the Book of the Law which had been found. Under Jehoiakim he had sufficient influence to protect Jeremiah from being put to death. On the capture of Jerusalem Nebuchadnezzar committed Jeremiah into the care of Gedaliah. It is clear that both Shaphan and his son, like Jeremiah, belonged to the party which held that the men of Judah were under obligation to keep the oath which they had sworn to the tang of Babylon.

Willis J. Beecher

Strong's Hebrew
296. Achiqam -- "my brother has arisen," an Israelite
... "my brother has arisen," an Israelite. Transliteration: Achiqam Phonetic Spelling:
(akh-ee-kawm') Short Definition: Ahikam. ... NASB Word Usage Ahikam (20). Ahikam. ...
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Library

The Rediscovered Law and Its Effects
... And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor
the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/the rediscovered law and its.htm

The Young Josiah and the Book of the Law
... Then he gave this command to Hilkiah, the priest, to Ahikam, the son of Shaphan,
to Achbor, the son of Micaiah, to Shaphan, the scribe, and to Asaiah, his ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/the young josiah and the.htm

From Megiddo to Carchemish, 608-605.
... But the hand of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, was with Jeremiah so as not to
give him into the hand of the people to put him to death. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/smith/jeremiah/1 from megiddo to carchemish.htm

Josiah and the Newly Found Law
... And the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son
of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king's, saying ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/josiah and the newly found.htm

And After. (xxx, xxxi, xxxix-Xliv. )
... XXXIX.3, 14 tells us that he was fetched from the guard-court by Babylonian
officers,(609) and given to Gedaliah, the son of his old befriender Ahikam, to be ...
//christianbookshelf.org/smith/jeremiah/4 and after xxx xxxi.htm

Index of Names and Subjects.
... INDEX OF NAMES AND SUBJECTS. Ahikam, 157, 174, 291. Amos, 3, 22, 112, 158, 260.
Anathoth, 66, 67, 287, etc. Apocrypha, the, 8. "Arabian Nights," 36. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/smith/jeremiah/index of names and subjects.htm

How Nebuzaradan Set Gedaliah Over the Jews that were Left in Judea ...
... of the Jews into captivity, left the poor, and those that had deserted, in the country,
and made one, whose name was Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam, a person of a ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 9 how nebuzaradan set.htm

Book ii.
... xxiv.6, 7. God, not they themselves, will plant them, etc. xxvi.21-24. Jeremiah
needed the help of Ahikam. How much more do we need that of God. 28. Jerem. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/jerome/the principal works of st jerome/book ii.htm

The Medes and the Second Chaldaean Empire
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8. <. ...
/.../chapter iiithe medes and the.htm

Thesaurus
Ahikam (20 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. AHIKAM. ...Ahikam was the father of Gedaliah, whom,
on the capture of Jerusalem, Nebuchadnezzar made governor of the land. ...
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Ahi'kam (19 Occurrences)
Ahi'kam. Ahikam, Ahi'kam. Ahilud . Multi-Version Concordance Ahi'kam
(19 Occurrences). 2 Kings 22:12 And the king commanded Hilkiah ...
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Gedali'ah (28 Occurrences)
... as for the people that were left in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king
of Babylon had left, even over them he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son ...
/g/gedali'ah.htm - 15k

Nethani'ah (20 Occurrences)
... him, 'Dost thou really know that Baalis king of the sons of Ammon hath sent Ishmael
son of Nethaniah to smite thy soul?' And Gedaliah son of Ahikam hath not ...
/n/nethani'ah.htm - 13k

Shaphan (26 Occurrences)
... He was the father of Ahikam (2 Kings 22:12 2 Chronicles 34:20 Jeremiah
26:24), who befriended and protected the prophet Jeremiah. ...
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Nethaniah (20 Occurrences)
... to take your life? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam didn't believe them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV). Jeremiah 40:15 ...
/n/nethaniah.htm - 15k

Ish'mael (40 Occurrences)
... him, 'Dost thou really know that Baalis king of the sons of Ammon hath sent Ishmael
son of Nethaniah to smite thy soul?' And Gedaliah son of Ahikam hath not ...
/i/ish'mael.htm - 18k

Gedaliah (31 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 38:1). (4.) The son of Ahikam, and grandson of Shaphan, secretary
of king Josiah (Jeremiah 26:24). After the destruction ...
/g/gedaliah.htm - 26k

Nebuzaradan (16 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 40:5 Now while he was not yet gone back, Go back then, said he, to Gedaliah
the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon has made ...
/n/nebuzaradan.htm - 13k

Asaiah (8 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 22:12 The king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan,
and Achbor the son of Micaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the ...
/a/asaiah.htm - 10k

Concordance
Ahikam (20 Occurrences)

2 Kings 22:12
The king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Micaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king's servant, saying,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Kings 22:14
So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asaiah, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe (now she lived in Jerusalem in the second quarter); and they talked with her.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Kings 25:22
As for the people who were left in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, even over them he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, governor.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 34:20
The king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king's servant, saying,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 26:24
But the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that they should not give him into the hand of the people to put him to death.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 39:14
they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the court of the guard, and committed him to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, that he should carry him home: so he lived among the people.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 40:5
Now while he was not yet gone back, Go back then, said he, to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon has made governor over the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people; or go wherever it seems right to you to go. So the captain of the guard gave him food and a present, and let him go.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 40:6
Then went Jeremiah to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah, and lived with him among the people who were left in the land.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 40:7
Now when all the captains of the forces who were in the fields, even they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam governor in the land, and had committed to him men, and women, and children, and of the poorest of the land, of those who were not carried away captive to Babylon;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 40:9
Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan swore to them and to their men, saying, Don't be afraid to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 40:11
Likewise when all the Jews who were in Moab, and among the children of Ammon, and in Edom, and who were in all the countries, heard that the king of Babylon had left a remnant of Judah, and that he had set over them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 40:14
and said to him, Do you know that Baalis the king of the children of Ammon has sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to take your life? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam didn't believe them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 40:16
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said to Johanan the son of Kareah, You shall not do this thing; for you speak falsely of Ishmael.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 41:1
Now it happened in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal and one of the chief officers of the king, and ten men with him, came to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and there they ate bread together in Mizpah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 41:2
Then arose Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and the ten men who were with him, and struck Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan with the sword, and killed him, whom the king of Babylon had made governor over the land.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 41:6
Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth from Mizpah to meet them, weeping all along as he went: and it happened, as he met them, he said to them, Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 41:10
Then Ishmael carried away captive all the residue of the people who were in Mizpah, even the king's daughters, and all the people who remained in Mizpah, whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had committed to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam; Ishmael the son of Nethaniah carried them away captive, and departed to go over to the children of Ammon.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 41:16
Then took Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces who were with him, all the remnant of the people whom he had recovered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, from Mizpah, after that he had killed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, to wit, the men of war, and the women, and the children, and the eunuchs, whom he had brought back from Gibeon:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 41:18
because of the Chaldeans; for they were afraid of them, because Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had killed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon made governor over the land.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 43:6
the men, and the women, and the children, and the king's daughters, and every person who Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan; and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Ahikam

Ahikam: Son of Shaphan

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Ahi'kam (19 Occurrences)

Gedali'ah (28 Occurrences)

Nethani'ah (20 Occurrences)

Shaphan (26 Occurrences)

Nethaniah (20 Occurrences)

Ish'mael (40 Occurrences)

Gedaliah (31 Occurrences)

Nebuzaradan (16 Occurrences)

Asaiah (8 Occurrences)

Asai'ah (8 Occurrences)

Kareah (14 Occurrences)

Kare'ah (14 Occurrences)

Joha'nan (25 Occurrences)

Imperial (14 Occurrences)

Body-guard (23 Occurrences)

Asahiah (2 Occurrences)

Achbor (7 Occurrences)

Attendant (15 Occurrences)

Acbor (7 Occurrences)

Mizpah (42 Occurrences)

Ishmael (44 Occurrences)

Executioners (32 Occurrences)

Bodyguard (23 Occurrences)

Secretary (34 Occurrences)

Scribe (55 Occurrences)

Governor (78 Occurrences)

Babylonians (48 Occurrences)

Johanan (31 Occurrences)

Chaldaeans (65 Occurrences)

Commandeth (60 Occurrences)

Chalde'ans (74 Occurrences)

Mizpeh (24 Occurrences)

Hilkijah (30 Occurrences)

Hilki'ah (30 Occurrences)

Infants (71 Occurrences)

Commander (111 Occurrences)

Ammonites (97 Occurrences)

Hilkiah (31 Occurrences)

Captive (123 Occurrences)

Ammon (100 Occurrences)

Nebuchadnez'zar (55 Occurrences)

Nebuzar-adan (14 Occurrences)

Nebu'zarad'an (14 Occurrences)

Neriah (10 Occurrences)

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Uriah (33 Occurrences)

Guardhouse (6 Occurrences)

Wardrobe (4 Occurrences)

Tikvah (2 Occurrences)

Ration (2 Occurrences)

Reassure (3 Occurrences)

Exiled (14 Occurrences)

Eli'shama (17 Occurrences)

Micai'ah (27 Occurrences)

Michaiah (7 Occurrences)

Prophetess (8 Occurrences)

Poorest (9 Occurrences)

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Anywhere (20 Occurrences)

Allowance (11 Occurrences)

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Commanders (93 Occurrences)

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