Ahithophel (Uh-hith´uh-fel)

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).

2Sam 16:23

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

1Chr 27:33-34

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

2Sam 15:17

17The king left, followed by all the people; and they stopped at the last house.

2Sam 17:23

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

2Sam 11:3

3David sent someone to inquire about the woman. It was reported, “This is Bathsheba daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite.”

2Sam 23:34

34Eliphelet son of Ahasbai of Maacah; Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite;

2Sam 15:12

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

 NEH Logo
Bible Odyssey has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.