One of David’s advisers, noted for his wisdom (2Sam 16:23; 1Chr 27:33-34). He proved disloyal to David during the revolt of Absalom (2Sam 15:17) and became the latter’s chief counselor. When his advice was ignored, he committed suicide (2Sam 17:23). Bathsheba, David’s wife and Solomon’s mother, may have been his granddaughter (2Sam 11:3; 2Sam 23:34). His house was in Giloh, a town in Judah (2Sam 15:12).
23Now in those days the counsel that Ahithophel gave was as if one consulted the oracle of God; so all the counsel of Ahithophel was esteemed, both by David and ... View more
33Ahithophel was the king's counselor, and Hushai the Archite was the king's friend.34After Ahithophel came Jehoiada son of Benaiah, and Abiathar. Joab was comm ... View more
17The king left, followed by all the people; and they stopped at the last house.
23When Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and went off home to his own city. He set his house in order, and hanged himself; ... View more
3David sent someone to inquire about the woman. It was reported, “This is Bathsheba daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite.”
34Eliphelet son of Ahasbai of Maacah; Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite;
12While Absalom was offering the sacrifices, he sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city Giloh. The conspiracy grew in strength, and t ... View more