Bible Names N-Z
Shaphan in Wikipedia
Shaphan is a scribe mentioned in the Old Testament (II Kings
22:8-10). When the chief Temple priest Hilkiah discovers an
ancient Torah scroll, he gives it to the scribe Shaphan, who
in turn brings in to King Josiah. Josiah reads it aloud to a
crowd in Jerusalem, resulting in a great religious revival.
Many scholars believe this was either a copy of the Book of
Deuteronomy or a text that became a part of Deuteronomy as we
have it; as a result the event is known as the Deuteronomic
According to the Bible, Shaphan had a son named Ahikam....