Bible Names A-G: Ahiman
Ahimam in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("my brother, who?" i.e. "who is my equal?".)
1. He, Sheshai, and Talmai were the three giant Anakim
brothers seen by Caleb and the spies in mount Hebron (Numbers
13:22-23). The three were slain by the tribe of Judah, and the
whole race was cut off by Joshua (Joshua 11:21; Judges 1:10).
2. 1 Chronicles 9:17.
Ahiman in Easton's Bible Dictionary
brother of a gift = liberal. (1.) One of the three giant
brothers whom Caleb and the spies saw in Mount Hebron
13:22) when they went in to explore the land. They
afterwards driven out and slain (Josh. 15:14; Judg.
(2.) One of the guardians of the temple after the
Ahiman in Hitchcock's Bible Names
brother of the right hand
Ahiman in Naves Topical Bible
1. A giant of Hebron
Nu 13:22; Jos 15:14
-2. A Levite
Ahiman in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(brother of the right hand).
1. One of the three giant Anakim who inhabited Mount
Hebron, Nu 13:22,23 seen by Caleb and the spies. (B.C. 1490.)
The whole race was cut off by Joshua, Jos 11:21 and the three
brothers were slain by the tribe of Judah. Jud 1:10
2. A Levite porter. 1Ch 9:17
Ahiman in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
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" (Nu 13:22; Josh 15:14; of Nu 13:28; 2 Sam
21:16,18), or the three "sons of the Anak" (Josh 15:14; Jdg
1:20). The three names (Ahiman, Sheshai, Talmai) also occur
together in Jdg 1:10. The word Anak in the Hebrew Bible has
the definite article except in Nu 13:33 and Dt 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 Ch 9:17). He is associated with Akkub and Talmon
and their brethren: compare Neh 11:19.
Ahiman in Wikipedia
(a-hi'-man) is the name of two persons in the Bible:
One of the three giant sons of Anak (the other two being
Sheshai and Talmai) whom Caleb and the spies saw in Mount
Hebron (Book of Numbers 13:22) when they went in to explore
the land. They were afterwards driven out and slain (Joshua
15:14; Judges 1:10).
A Levite who was one of the guardians of the temple after the
Exile (1 Chronicles 9:17).
Meaning: brother of the right hand / brother of a gift,
Ahiman Scripture - 1 Chronicles 9:17
And the porters [were], Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and
Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum [was] the chief
Ahiman Scripture - Joshua 15:14
And Caleb drove thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and
Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak.
Ahiman Scripture - Judges 1:10
And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron:
(now the name of Hebron before [was] Kirjatharba:) and they
slew Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai.
Ahiman Scripture - Numbers 13:22
And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where
Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, [were].
(Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
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