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Ahi’kam (a brother who raises up), son of Shaphan the scribe, an influential officer at the court of Josiah, was one of the delegates sent by Hilkiah to consult Huldah. 2 Kings 22:12-14. In the reign of Jehoiakim he successfully used his influence to protect the prophet Jeremiah. Jer. 26:24. He was the father of Gedaliah. [Gedaliah.] (b.c. 641.)