Ahikam (Uh-hi´kuhm; Heb., “my brother has arisen”)

The son of Shaphan, who served as a courtier of King Josiah. He was among those who went to inquire of Hulda the prophetess concerning the significance of the book of the law found in the Temple (2Kgs 22:12-14). He later helped protect Jeremiah from King Jehoiakim (Jer 26:24) and is often mentioned as the father of Gedaliah, the governor of Judah appointed by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon around 587 BCE and later assassinated (Jer 40).

2Kgs 22:12-14

12Then the king commanded the priest Hilkiah, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Achbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the secretary, and the king's servant Asaiah, saying,13“Go, ... View more

Jer 26:24

24But the hand of Ahikam son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah so that he was not given over into the hands of the people to be put to death.

Jer 40

Jeremiah with Gedaliah the Governor
1The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord after Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had let him go from Ramah, when he ... View more

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