Ahimaaz [N] [H] [S]
brother of anger = irascible. The father Ahinoam, the wife of Saul ( 1 Samuel 14:50 ).
The son and successor of Zadok in the office of high priest ( 1 Chronicles 6:8 1 Chronicles 6:53 ). On the occasion of the revolt of Absalom he remained faithful to David, and was of service to him in conveying to him tidings of the proceedings of Absalom in Jerusalem ( 2 Samuel 15:24-37 ; 17:15-21 ). He was swift of foot, and was the first to carry to David tidings of the defeat of Absalom, although he refrained, from delicacy of feeling, from telling him of his death ( 2 Samuel 18:19-33 ).
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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Ahimaaz". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .