Ahikam

EASTON’S BIBLE DICTIONARY (1897 EDITION)

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Ahikam – brother of support = helper, one of the five whom Josiah sent to consult the prophetess Huldah in connection with the discovery of the book of the law (2 Kings 22:12-14; 2 Chr. 34:20).

He was the son of Shaphan, the royal secretary, and the father of Gedaliah, governor of Judea after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians (2 Kings 25:22; Jer. 40:5-16; 43:6).

On one occasion he protected Jeremiah against the fury of Jehoiakim (Jer. 26:24).

It was in the chamber of another son (Germariah) of Shaphan that Baruch read in the ears of all the people Jeremiah’s roll.

Noah Moses

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