Character Study on Ahitub

Character Study on Ahitub

1 Samuel 14: And Ahiah, the son of Ahitub, Ichabod's brother, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the LORD'S priest in Shiloh, wearing an ephod. And the people knew not that Jonathan was gone.
1 Samuel 22: Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.
1 Samuel 22: Then the king sent to call Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests that were in Nob: and they came all of them to the king.
1 Samuel 22: And Saul said, Hear now, thou son of Ahitub. And he answered, Here I am, my lord.
1 Samuel 22: And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.
2 Samuel 8: And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Seraiah was the scribe;
1 Chronicles 6: Meraioth begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
1 Chronicles 6: And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Ahimaaz,
1 Chronicles 6: And Azariah begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
1 Chronicles 6: And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Shallum,
1 Chronicles 6: Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,
1 Chronicles 9: And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God;
1 Chronicles 18: And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;
Ezra 7: The son of Shallum, the son of Zadok, the son of Ahitub,
Nehemiah 11: Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, was the ruler of the house of God.

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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ahitub
1. Grandson of Eli, and son of Phinehas, in whose place he succeeded to the high priesthood on the death of Eli, Phinehas having perished in battle, B. C. 1141,1 Samuel 4:11 .

2. Son of Amariah, and father of Zadok, 2 Samuel 8:17 ; 1 Chronicles 6:8 .

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Ahitub
Brother of goodness = good.
The son of Phinehas. On the death of his grandfather Eli he succeeded to the office of high priest, and was himself succeeded by his son Ahijah (1Samuel 14:3; 22:9,11,12,20).

The father of Zadok, who was made high priest by Saul after the extermination of the family of Ahimelech (1Chronicles 6:7,8; 2 Samuel 8:17 ).
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Ahitub
Brother of goodness
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Ahitub
1. Ahimelech or Ahijah, whose father he was. (See AHIMELECH; AHIJAH.)

2. Amariah's son, and Zadok the high priest's father, or rather grandfather (1 Chronicles 6:7-8; 2 Samuel 8:17). Called "ruler of the house of God," i.e. high priest, 1 Chronicles 9:11. In Nehemiah 11:11 Ahitub appears as grandfather of Zadok and father of Meraioth, of the house of Eleazar. Thus there would seem to have been in the same age Ahitub of the house of Eli, sprung from Ithamar, and also Ahitub of the house of Eleazar.

3. The mention of a third Ahitub, son of another Amariah, and father of another Zadok (1 Chronicles 6:11-12), may be a copyist's error.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ahitub
AHITUB . 1 . Son of Phinehas and grandson of Ell, the father of Ahimelech or Ahijah, the priest who was put to death by Saul ( 1 Samuel 14:3 ; 1 Samuel 22:9 ; 1 Samuel 22:20 ). 2 . Acc. to 2 Samuel 8:17 (= 1 Chronicles 18:16 ) the father, acc. to 1 Chronicles 9:11 , Nehemiah 11:11 the grandfather, of Zadok the priest who was contemporary with David and Solomon. It is very doubtful, however, whether the name Ahitub here is not due to a copyist’s error. The text of 2 Samuel 8:17 should probably run: ‘and Zadok and Abiathar the son of Ahimelech, the son of Ahitub.’ 3 . Even more doubt attaches to another Ahitub, father of another Zadok ( 1 Chronicles 6:11-12 ; cf. 1E Esther 8:2 , 2E Esther 1:1 ). 4 . An ancestor of Judith, Jdt 8:1 .

Holman Bible Dictionary - Ahitub
(uh hi' tuhb) Personal name meaning, “my brother is good.” 1. Priest, son of Phinehas and grandson of Eli ministering in Shiloh (1 Samuel 14:3 ). He was Ahimelech's father (1 Samuel 22:9 ). 2 . Father of Zadok, the high priest under David and Solomon (2 Samuel 8:17 ). The name occurs twice in the Chronicler's list of priests (1 Chronicles 6:7-8 , 1 Chronicles 6:11-12 , 1 Chronicles 6:52 ). Compare 1 Chronicles 9:11 . Ezra descended from Ahitub's line (Ezra 7:2 ). Ahitub thus illustrates the many people who exercised great influence in Israel's history and religion but who play a small role in the Bible.



Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ahitub
1. Son of Phinehas, and grandson of Eli. 1 Samuel 14:3 ; 1 Samuel 22:9,11,12,20 .

2. Son of Amariah, and father of Zadok. 2 Samuel 8:17 ; 1 Chronicles 6:7,8,52 ; 1 Chronicles 18:16 .

3. Son of another Amariah, and father of another Zadok, several generations later than No. 2. 1 Chronicles 6:11,12 ; Ezra 7:2 .

4. Father of Meraioth, and "ruler of the house of God." 1 Chronicles 9:11 ; Nehemiah 11:11 .

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Ahitub
Ahitub (a-hî'tub), brother, i.e., friend, of goodness. 1. The grandson of Ell, and father of Ahiah or Ahimelech. 1 Samuel 14:3; 1 Samuel 22:9; 1 Samuel 22:11-12; 1 Samuel 22:20. We do not know whether he ever exercised the functions of high priest. 2. The father, or, possibly, grandfather of Zadok. 2 Samuel 8:17; 1 Chronicles 6:7-8; 1 Chronicles 6:62; 1 Chronicles 9:11; 1 Chronicles 18:16; Ezra 7:2; Nehemiah 11:11. It is probable from Nehemiah 11:11 that he was actually high priest.

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Ahitub - In Nehemiah 11:11 Ahitub appears as grandfather of Zadok and father of Meraioth, of the house of Eleazar. Thus there would seem to have been in the same age Ahitub of the house of Eli, sprung from Ithamar, and also Ahitub of the house of Eleazar. The mention of a third Ahitub, son of another Amariah, and father of another Zadok (1 Chronicles 6:11-12), may be a copyist's error
Ahitub - Ahitub . It is very doubtful, however, whether the name Ahitub here is not due to a copyist’s error. The text of 2 Samuel 8:17 should probably run: ‘and Zadok and Abiathar the son of Ahimelech, the son of Ahitub. Even more doubt attaches to another Ahitub, father of another Zadok ( 1 Chronicles 6:11-12 ; cf
Amariah - He was the father of Ahitub, (See 1 Chronicles 6:7 ... 2. High priest at a later period, a son of Azariah, and father of another Ahitub, 1 Chronicles 6:11
Ahiah - Supposed by some to be the same with Abimelech, 1 Samuel 21:1, was the son of Ahitub, and his successor in the priest's office. See Ahimelech and Ahitub
Ahitob - See Ahitub, No
Ahiah - Son of Ahitub, and high priest in the reign of Saul, 1 Samuel 14:3
Meraioth - Son of Ahitub, a priest
Zadok - The son of Ahitub, and father of Ahimaaz, high-priest of the Jews in the reigns of Saul and David
Meraioth - Son of Ahitub and father of Zadok ( 1 Chronicles 9:11 , Nehemiah 11:11 )
Ahim'Elech -
Son of Ahitub, (1 Samuel 22:11,12 ) and high priest of Nob in the days of Saul
Meraioth - Meraioth and Ahitub are perhaps transposed in Azariah's genealogy (1 Chronicles 9:11; Nehemiah 11:11)
za'Dok -
Son of Ahitub and one of the two chief priests in the time of David, Abiathar being the other. ... According to the genealogy of the high priests in (1 Chronicles 6:12 ) there was a second Zadok, son of a second Ahitub son of Amariah, about the time of King Ahaziah. (Nehemiah 3:4,29 ) ... In (1 Chronicles 9:11 ) and Nehe 11:11 Mention is made, in a genealogy, of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub; but it can hardly be doubtful that Meraioth is inserted by the error of a copyist, and that Zadok the son of Ahitub is meant
Mera'Ioth - (1 Chronicles 6:61 ; 7:62 ) It is apparently another Meraioth who comes in between Zadok and Ahitub in the genealogy of Azariah
Zadok - Son of Ahitub, and one of the two high priests in the time of David, Abiathar being the other
Ahi'ah -
Son of Ahitub, grandson of Phinehas and great-grandson of Eli, succeeded his father as high priest in the reign of Saul. (1 Samuel 14:3,18 ) Ahiah is probably the same person as Ahimelech the son of Ahitub
Ahimelech - Son of Ahitub, and grandson of Phinehas
Zadok - son of Ahitub, high priest of the Jews, of the race of Eleazar
Zadok - Son of Ahitub, of the house of Eleazar. Son of another Ahitub, a priest
Ahitub - Ahitub (a-hî'tub), brother, i
Ahitub - Ezra descended from Ahitub's line (Ezra 7:2 ). Ahitub thus illustrates the many people who exercised great influence in Israel's history and religion but who play a small role in the Bible
Zadok - Son of Ahitub, of the house of Eleazar, son of Aaron (1 Chronicles 24:3). Even while the line of Ithamar in the person of Eli was foremost, Eleazar's house held its ground on a kind of parity, Ahitub, Zadok's father, being called "ruler of the house of God" (1 Chronicles 9:11; Nehemiah 11:11). A second Zadok, son of a second Ahitub, son of Amariah; in king Amaziah's time. Son of Meraioth, son of Ahitub; some omission or error of copyists is suspected from comparing the list, Ezra 7:1-5; 1 Chronicles 6:3-14, where a Meraioth is grandfather or great grandfather of Zadok
Amari'ah -
Father of Ahitub according to (1 Chronicles 6:7,52 ) and son of Meraioth, in the line of the high priests
Abiathar - —The son of Ahimelech, the son of Ahitub, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli. In the Massoretic Text of 1 Samuel 21, 22 and in Psalms 52:2 (title) the high priest is Ahimelech the son of Ahitub and the father of David’s friend Abiathar. Ahimelech is usually held to be identical also with Ahijah the son of Ahitub of 1 Samuel 14:3; 1 Samuel 14:18
Ahimelech - Son of Ahitub, and brother of Ahiah, whom he succeeded in the high priesthood
Phinehas - He was father of Ahitub and Ichabod; his wife, overcome with sorrow, dying when the latter was born
Meshullam - His ancestors were Zadok, Ahitub, Meraioth (as these two ought to be placed by transposition)
Ahijah - ... Son of Ahitub (1Samuel 14:3,18), Ichabod's brother; the same probably as Ahimelech, who was high priest at Nob in the reign of Saul (1Samuel 22:11)
Zadok -
A son of Ahitub, of the line of Eleazer (2 Samuel 8:17 ; 1 Chronicles 24:3 ), high priest in the time of David (2 Samuel 20:25 ) and Solomon (1 Kings 4:4 )
Ahimelech - He was the son of Ahitub, and brother of Ahia, whom he succeeded in the high priesthood
Ahijah - ] Ahiah ), a priest, son of Ahitub, who had charge of the oracular ephod and consulted it for Saul [read ‘ephod’ for ‘ark’ at 1 Samuel 14:18 ]
Ahijah - Son of Ahitub, Ichabod's brother, son of Phinehas, Eli's son, the Lord's priest in Shiloh, wearing an ephod (1 Samuel 14:3; 1 Samuel 14:18). As Ahijah is evidently equates to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub (unless he was his brother), this will account for a coldness springing up on Saul's part toward Ahijah and his family, which culminated in the cruel slaughter of them at Nob on the ground of treasonous concert with David (1 Samuel 21)
Zadok - Son of Ahitub and father of Ahimaaz, descended from Aaron through Eleazar and was a priest in the time of David (2 Samuel 8:17 ; 1 Chronicles 6:3-8 )
Eli - His grandson Ahitub succeeded (1 Samuel 14:3). Ahitub's grandson, was thrust out by Solomon for his share in Adonijah's rebellion and the high priesthood reverted to Eleazar's line in Zadok (1 Kings 2:35)
High Priest - There are but two names for the intervening 240 years, Ahitub and Zadok