Ahimaaz
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Ahimaaz

a brother of the council

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ahimaaz

(brother of anger).

  1. Son of Zadok the high priest in David's reign, and celebrated for his swiftness of foot. During Absalom's rebellion he carried to David the important intelligence that Ahithophel had counselled an immediate attack upon David and his followers. (2 Samuel 15:24-37; 17:15-22) Shortly afterwards he was the first to bring to the king the good news of Absalom's defeat. (2 Samuel 18:19-33) (B.C. 972-956.)
  2. Saul's wife's father. (1 Samuel 14:50) (B.C. before 1093.)
  3. Solomon's son-in-law. (1 Kings 4:15) (B.C. after 1014.)
ATS Bible Dictionary
Ahimaaz

The son and successor of Zadok became high priest in the reign of Solomon. During the reign of David, he revealed to him the counsels of Absalom and his advisers in rebellion, 2 Samuel 17:15-21; and conveyed to him also the tidings of Absalom's defeat and death, 2 Samuel 18:1-33.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Brother of anger = irascible.

(1.) The father Ahinoam, the wife of Saul (1 Samuel 14:50).

(2.) The son and successor of Zadok in the office of high priest (1 Chronicles 6:8, 53). On the occasion of the revolt of Absalom he remained faithful to David, and was of service to him in conveying to him tidings of the proceedings of Absalom in Jerusalem (2 Samuel 15:24-37; 17:15-21). He was swift of foot, and was the first to carry to David tidings of the defeat of Absalom, although he refrained, from delicacy of feeling, from telling him of his death (2 Samuel 18:19-33).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AHIMAAZ

a-hi-ma'-az, a-him'-a-az ('achima`ats, perhaps "my brother is rage," or "brother of rage"):

(1) Father of Ahinoam the wife of King Saul (1 Samuel 14:50).

(2) The son of Zadok the high priest (1 Chronicles 6:8, 9, 53). With his father he remained loyal to David in the rebellions both of Absalom and of Adonijah. With Jonathan the son of Abiathar he carried information to Dared when he fled from Absalom (2 Samuel 15:27, 36; 2 Samuel 17:17, 20). At his own urgent request he carried tidings to David after the death of Absalom (2 Samuel 18:19). He told the king of the victory, and also, through his reluctance to speak, informed him of Absalom's death. By his reluctance and his sympathy he softened a little the message, which the Cushite presently repeated more harshly.

That Ahimaaz did not succeed his father as high priest has been inferred from the fact that in the Solomon list of heads of departments (1 Kings 4:2) Azariah the son of Zadok is mentioned as priest. It is assumed that this Azariah is the one who appears in the genealogy as the son of Ahimaaz, and that for some reason Ahimaaz was left out of the succession. These inferences are not Justified by the record, though possibly the record does not absolutely disprove them. As the list stands it makes Zadok and Abiathar the high priests. Azariah and Zabud, the son of Nathan (1 Kings 4:2, 5), are spoken of as holding priestly offices of a different kind. Ahimaaz may have died early, or may have followed some other career, but the simple fact is that we do not know.

(3) Ahimaaz, in Naphtali, was one of Solomon's twelve commissary officers (1 Kings 4:15), who married Basemath the daughter of Solomon. It is not impossible that he was Ahimaaz the son of Zadok, though there is no proof to that effect.

Willis J. Beecher

Strong's Hebrew
290. Achimaats -- "my brother is wrath," two Israelites
... "my brother is wrath," two Israelites. Transliteration: Achimaats Phonetic Spelling:
(akh-ee-mah'-ats) Short Definition: Ahimaaz. ... NASB Word Usage Ahimaaz (15). ...
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Library

The Wail of a Broken Heart
... Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok, Let me now run, and bear the king tidings, how
that the Lord hath avenged him of his enemies.20. And Joab said unto him. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/the wail of a broken.htm

How, when Absalom was Beaten, He was Caught in a Tree by his Hair ...
... 4. But now Ahimaaz, the son of Zadok the high priest, went to Joab, and desired
he would permit him to go and tell David of this victory, and to bring him the ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 10 how when absalom.htm

Absalom the Ungrateful Son
... Abiathar the priests? See, they have there with them their two sons, Ahimaaz,
Zadok's son, and Jonathan, Abiathar's son. By them ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/absalom the ungrateful son.htm

Of Uncharitable Truth.
... in their mouths, as keep anything they think New; nay, will sometimes run themselves
out of breath, for fear least anyone should serve them as Ahimaaz did the ...
/.../allestree/the government of the tongue/section vi of uncharitable truth.htm

The Sick Person Ought Now to Send for Some Godly and Religious ...
... when it is told a penitent sinner that death knocks at the door, and begins to look
him in the face, he may say of death, as David said of Ahimaaz, "Let him ...
/.../bayly/the practice of piety/the sick person ought now.htm

Tiglath-Pileser iii. And the Organisation of the Assyrian Empire ...
... the family of David (2 Samuel 9.xx.) bear so evident a stamp of authenticity that
they have been attributed to a contemporary writer, perhaps Ahimaaz, son of ...
/.../chapter iitiglath-pileser iii and the.htm

Thesaurus
Ahimaaz (15 Occurrences)
... telling him of his death (2 Samuel 18:19-33). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
AHIMAAZ. a-hi-ma'-az, a-him'-a-az ('achima`ats, perhaps ...
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Ahi'ma-az (7 Occurrences)
Ahi'ma-az. Ahimaaz, Ahi'ma-az. Ahim'a-az . Multi-Version Concordance
Ahi'ma-az (7 Occurrences). 2 Samuel 18:19 Then said Ahimaaz...
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Ahim'a-az (8 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 14:50 and the name of Saul's wife was Ahinoam the daughter of Ahimaaz;
and the name of the captain of his host was Abner, the son of Ner, Saul's uncle ...
/a/ahim'a-az.htm - 8k

Cushi (7 Occurrences)
... That this man was in fact a foreigner is indicated by his ignorance of a shorter
path which Ahimaaz took, by his being unrecognized by the watchman who ...
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Ahinoam (7 Occurrences)
... (1.) The daughter of Ahimaaz, and wife of Saul (1 Samuel 14:50). ... 1 Samuel 14:50
and the name of Saul's wife was Ahinoam the daughter of Ahimaaz. ...
/a/ahinoam.htm - 10k

Mahanaim (15 Occurrences)
...Ahimaaz then preferred to make a detour, thus securing a level road, while
the Cushite took the rough track across the heights. ...
/m/mahanaim.htm - 18k

Enrogel (4 Occurrences)
... It was at this fountain that Jonathan and Ahimaaz lay hid after the flight of David
(2 Samuel 17:17); and here also Adonijah held the feast when he aspired to ...
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En-rogel (4 Occurrences)
... It was at this fountain that Jonathan and Ahimaaz lay hid after the flight of David
(2 Samuel 17:17); and here also Adonijah held the feast when he aspired to ...
/e/en-rogel.htm - 15k

Zadok (50 Occurrences)
... the Kidron, bearing the Ark of the Covenant, which, however, they were directed
to carry back to the city, taking with them their two sons, Ahimaaz the son of ...
/z/zadok.htm - 40k

Inform (24 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 17:17 Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz were staying by En Rogel; and a female servant
used to go and tell them; and they went and told king David. ...
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Concordance
Ahimaaz (15 Occurrences)

1 Samuel 14:50
and the name of Saul's wife was Ahinoam the daughter of Ahimaaz. The name of the captain of his army was Abner the son of Ner, Saul's uncle.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 15:27
The king said also to Zadok the priest, "Aren't you a seer? Return into the city in peace, and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz your son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 15:36
Behold, they have there with them their two sons, Ahimaaz, Zadok's son, and Jonathan, Abiathar's son; and by them you shall send to me everything that you shall hear."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 17:17
Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz were staying by En Rogel; and a female servant used to go and tell them; and they went and told king David. For they might not be seen to come into the city.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 17:20
Absalom's servants came to the woman to the house; and they said, "Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?" The woman said to them, "They have gone over the brook of water." When they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 18:19
Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, "Let me now run, and bear the king news, how that Yahweh has avenged him of his enemies." will not prevail against it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 18:22
Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok yet again to Joab, "But come what may, please let me also run after the Cushite." Joab said, "Why do you want to run, my son, seeing that you will have no reward for the news?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 18:23
"But come what may," he said, "I will run." He said to him, "Run!" Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the Plain, and outran the Cushite.
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2 Samuel 18:27
The watchman said, "I think the running of the first one is like the running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok." The king said, "He is a good man, and comes with good news."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 18:28
Ahimaaz called, and said to the king, "All is well." He bowed himself before the king with his face to the earth, and said, "Blessed is Yahweh your God, who has delivered up the men who lifted up their hand against my lord the king!"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 18:29
The king said, "Is it well with the young man Absalom?" Ahimaaz answered, "When Joab sent the king's servant, even me your servant, I saw a great tumult, but I don't know what it was."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 4:15
Ahimaaz, in Naphtali (he also took Basemath the daughter of Solomon as wife);
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:8
and Ahitub became the father of Zadok, and Zadok became the father of Ahimaaz,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:9
and Ahimaaz became the father of Azariah, and Azariah became the father of Johanan,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:53
Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Ahimaaz

Ahimaaz: Father-In-Law of King Saul

Ahimaaz: Solomon's Son-In-Law

Ahimaaz: Son of Zadok, the High Priest--Loyal to David

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