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Ahiah


Ahi’ah, or Ahi’jah (friend of Jehovah).

1. Son of Ahitub, grandson of Phinehas and great-grandson of Eli, succeeded his father as high priest in the reign of Saul. 1 Sam. 14:3, 18. Ahiah is probably the same person as Ahimelech the son of Ahitub. (b.c. 980.)

2. One of Solomon’s princes. 1 Kings 4:3.

3. A prophet if Shiloh, 1 Kings 14:2, hence called the Shilonite, 11:29, of whom we have two remarkable prophecies extant, the one in 1 Kings 11:30-39, addressed to Jeroboam, announcing the rending of the ten tribes from Solomon; the other in 1 Kings 14:6-16, in which he foretold the death of Abijah, the king’s son, who was sick, and the destruction of Jeroboam’s house on account of the images which he had set up. 1 Kings 14:2, 3. (b.c. about 956.)

4. Father of Baasha king of Israel. 1 Kings 15:27, 33.

5. Son of Jerahmeel. 1 Chron. 2:25.

6. Son of Bela. 1 Chron. 8:7.

7. One of David’s mighty men. 1 Chron. 11:36.

8. A Levite in David’s reign. 1 Chron. 26:20.

9. One of the “heads of the people” who joined in the covenant with Nehemiah. Neh. 10:26.