(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 Hilkaih to consult Huldah. ( 2 Kings 22:12-14 ) In the reign of Jehoiakim he successfully used his influence to protect the prophet Jeremiah. ( Jeremiah 26:24 ) He was the father of Gedaliah. [GEDALIAH] (B.C. 641).
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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ahikam'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".