Ahithophel

Ahithophel in Wikipedia

("Brother of Insipidity", or "Impiety") was a counselor of King David and a man greatly renowned for his sagacity. At the time of Absalom's revolt he deserted David (Psalm. 41:9; 55:12-14) and espoused the cause of Absalom (2 Samuel 15:12). David sent his old friend Hushai back to Absalom, in order that he might counteract the counsel of Ahitop...

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Ahithophel Scripture - 2 Samuel 15:34

But if thou return to the city, and say unto Absalom, I will be thy servant, O king; [as] I [have been] thy father's servant hitherto, so [will] I now also [be] thy servant: then mayest thou for me defeat the counsel of Ahithophel....

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Ahithophel Scripture - 2 Samuel 17:21

And it came to pass, after they were departed, that they came up out of the well, and went and told king David, and said unto David, Arise, and pass quickly over the water: for thus hath Ahithophel counselled against you....

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Ahithophel in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE

a-hith'-o-fel ('achithophel, "brother of foolishness," perhaps): The real leader of the Absalom rebellion against David. He is described as "the king's counselor," in a context connected with events some of which are dated in the fortieth year of David (1 Ch 27:33,34; compare 26:31). Concerning him and his part in the rebellion we have rather ...

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Ahithophel Scripture - 2 Samuel 15:12

And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counsellor, from his city, [even] from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom....

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Ahithophel in Naves Topical Bible

One of David's counsellors 2Sa 15:12; 1Ch 27:33 -Joins Absalom 2Sa 15:31,34; 16:15,20-23; 17:1-23 -Probably referred to by David in Ps 55:12-14 -Suicide of 2Sa 17:1-14,23...

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Ahithophel Scripture - 1 Chronicles 27:33

And Ahithophel [was] the king's counsellor: and Hushai the Archite [was] the king's companion:...

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Ahithophel Scripture - 2 Samuel 17:6

And when Hushai was come to Absalom, Absalom spake unto him, saying, Ahithophel hath spoken after this manner: shall we do [after] his saying? if not; speak thou....

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Ahithophel in Smiths Bible Dictionary

(brother of foolishness), a native of Giloh, was a privy councillor of David, whose wisdom was highly esteemed, though his name had an exactly opposite signification. 2Sa 16:23 (B.C. 1055-1023.) He was the grandfather of Bathsheba. Comp. 2Sa 11:3 with 2Sam 23:34 Ahithophel joined the conspiracy of Absalom against David, and persuaded him to t...

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Ahithophel in Easton's Bible Dictionary

brother of insipidity or impiety, a man greatly renowned for his sagacity among the Jews. At the time of Absalom's revolt he deserted David (Ps. 41:9; 55:12-14) and espoused the cause of Absalom (2 Sam. 15:12). David sent his old friend Hushai back to Absalom, in order that he might counteract the counsel of Ahithophel (2 Sam. 15:31-37). ...

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