Ahijah (Uh-hi´juh; Heb., “Yah[weh] is brother”)

1 A prophet from Shiloh who foretold the coming dissolution of the United Monarchy and Jeroboam’s rise to power (1Kgs 11:29-31; 1Kgs 12:15; 2Chr 10:15) and who later predicted the death of Jeroboam’s son (1Kgs 14:2-18; 1Kgs 15:29). 2 The father of Baasha, who conspired against Nadab, son of Jeroboam, and reigned in his stead (1Kgs 15:27-33). 3 The son of Jerahmeel, brother of Caleb of the tribe of Judah (1Chr 2:25). 4 One of David’s “mighty warriors” (1Chr 11:36). 5 A Levite, overseer of the treasures of the house of God in David’s time (1Chr 26:20). 6 A Levite who, with Nehemiah, sealed the covenant (Neh 10:26).

1Kgs 11:29-31

29About that time, when Jeroboam was leaving Jerusalem, the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him on the road. Ahijah had clothed himself with a new garment. T ... View more

1Kgs 12:15

15So the king did not listen to the people, because it was a turn of affairs brought about by the Lord that he might fulfill his word, which the Lord had spoken ... View more

2Chr 10:15

15So the king did not listen to the people, because it was a turn of affairs brought about by God so that the Lord might fulfill his word, which he had spoken b ... View more

1Kgs 14:2-18

2Jeroboam said to his wife, “Go, disguise yourself, so that it will not be known that you are the wife of Jeroboam, and go to Shiloh; for the prophet Ahijah is ... View more

1Kgs 15:29

29As soon as he was king, he killed all the house of Jeroboam; he left to the house of Jeroboam not one that breathed, until he had destroyed it, according to t ... View more

1Kgs 15:27-33

27Baasha son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha struck him down at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab a ... View more

1Chr 2:25

25The sons of Jerahmeel, the firstborn of Hezron: Ram his firstborn, Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah.

1Chr 11:36

36Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,

1Chr 26:20

The Treasurers, Officers, and Judges
20And of the Levites, Ahijah had charge of the treasuries of the house of God and the treasuries of the dedicated gifts.

Neh 10:26

26Ahiah, Hanan, Anan,

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