Achbor

Achbor [N] [H] [S]

gnawing = mouse.

  • An Edomitish king ( Genesis 36:38 ; 1 Chronicles 1:49 ).

  • One of Josiah's officers sent to the prophetess Huldah to inquire regarding the newly-discovered book of the law ( 2 Kings 22:12 2 Kings 22:14 ). He is also called Abdon ( 2 Chronicles 34:20 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Achbor". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Achbor [N] [E] [S]

    a rat; bruising
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Achbor'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Achbor [N] [E] [H]

    (mouse ).

    1. Father of Baalhanan king of Edom. ( Genesis 36:38 Genesis 36:39 ; 1 Chronicles 1:49 )
    2. Son of Michaiah, a contemporary of Josiah, ( 2 Kings 22:12 2 Kings 22:14 ; Jeremiah 26:22 ; 36:12 ) called ABDON in ( 2 Chronicles 34:20 ) (B.C. 623.)

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Achbor'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    ACHBOR

    ak'-bor (`akhbor, "mouse"):

    1. The father of Baal-hanan, who was the seventh of the eight kings who reigned in Edom before there were kings in Israel (Genesis 36:38,39; 1 Chronicles 1:49).

    2. The son of Micaiah (called in Chronicles Abdon the son of Micah) who went with Hilkiah the priest and other high officials, at the command of King Josiah, to consult Huldah the prophetess concerning the book that had been found (2 Kings 22:12,14; 2 Chronicles 34:20).

      It may be presumed that this Achbor is also the man mentioned in Jeremiah 26:22; 36:12, as the father of Elnathan, who went to Egypt for King Jehoiakim in order to procure the extradition of Uriah the prophet, and who protested against the burning of Baruch's roll.

    Willis J. Beecher


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ACHBOR'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.