Bible Names A-G : Ahijah


Ahijah in Wikipedia (Hebrew: אֲחִיָּה ; "brother / friend of Jehovah"; Latin and Douay-Rheims: Ahias) is a name of several Biblical individuals: Ahijah the Shilonite, the Biblical prophet who divided the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah. One of the sons of Bela (1 Chr. 8:7, RV). In AV (KJV) called "Ahiah." One of the five sons of Jerahmeel, who was great-grandson of Judah (1 Chr. 2:25). Son of Ahitub (1 Sam. 14:3, 18), Ichabod's brother; the same probably as Ahimelech, who was high priest at Nob in the reign of Saul (1 Sam. 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. Preceded by Ahitub High Priest of Israel Succeeded by Ahimelech A Pelonite, one of David's heroes (1 Chr. 11:36); called also Eliam (2 Sam. 23:34). A Levite having charge of the sacred treasury in the temple (1 Chr. 26:20). One of Solomon's secretaries (1 Kings 4:3).