Ahiman

Ahiman [N] [H] [S]

brother of a gift = liberal.

  • One of the three giant Anakim brothers whom Caleb and the spies saw in Mount Hebron ( Numbers 13:22 ) when they went in to explore the land. They were afterwards driven out and slain ( Joshua 15:14 ; Judges 1:10 ).

  • One of the guardians of the temple after the Exile ( 1 Chronicles 9:17 ).

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

  • Ahiman [N] [E] [S]

    brother of the right hand
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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

    Ahiman [N] [E] [H]

    (brother of the right hand ).

    1. One of the three giant Anakim who inhabited Mount Hebron, ( Numbers 13:22 Numbers 13:23 ) seen by Caleb and the spies. (B.C. 1490.) The whole race was cut off by Joshua, ( Joshua 11:21 ) and the three brothers were slain by the tribe of Judah. ( Judges 1:10 )
    2. A Levite porter. ( 1 Chronicles 9:17 )

    [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 'Ahiman'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    AHIMAN

    a-hi'-man ('achiman, perhaps, "brother of fortune," or, "my brother is fortune"):

    (1) One of the names given as those of the three "children of the Anak" (Numbers 13:22; Joshua 15:14; Numbers 13:28; 2 Samuel 21:16,18), or the three "sons of the Anak" (Joshua 15:14; Judges 1:20). The three names (Ahiman, Sheshai, Talmai) also occur together in Judges 1:10. The word Anak in the Hebrew Bible has the definite article except in Numbers 13:33 and Deuteronomy 9:2. Its use is that of a common noun denoting a certain type of man, rather than as the proper name of a person or a clan, though this need not prevent our thinking of the Anakim as a clan or group of clans, who regarded Arba as their founder. The question is raised whether Ahiman and Sheshai and Talmai are to be thought of as persons or as clans. The most natural understanding of the Bible statements is certainly to the effect that they were personal leaders among the Anakim of Kiriath-arba (Hebron). They were smitten and dispossessed by the tribe of Judah, with Caleb for leader.

    (2) A Levite, one of the gatekeepers of the latest Bible times (1 Chronicles 9:17). He is associated with Akkub and Talmon and their brethren:

    compare Nehemiah 11:19.

    Willis J. Beecher


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