Bible Names A-G: Achbor
Achbor in Easton's Bible Dictionary
gnawing = mouse. (1.) An Edomitish king (Gen. 36:38; 1 Chr.
(2.) One of Josiah's officers sent to the prophetess
inquire regarding the newly-discovered book of the law
22:12, 14). He is also called Abdon (2 Chr. 34:20).
Achbor in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Genesis 36:38; 1 Chronicles 1:49.
2. Father of king Jehoiakim's ready tool in evil,
Elnathan (Jeremiah 26:22-23); Achbor was, on the contrary, an
instrument of good Josiah, to inquire the Lord's will from the
prophetess Huldah. Called Abdon, the son of Micah, in 2
Chronicles 34:20-21. Goodness is not always hereditary.
Achbor in Hitchcock's Bible Names
a rat; bruising
Achbor in Naves Topical Bible
1. Father of King Baal-hanan
Ge 36:39; 1Ch 1:49
-2. Or ABDON. One of Josiah's courtiers
2Ki 22:14; 2Ch 34:20
-3. Father of Elnathan
Jer 26:22; 36:12,25
Achbor in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. Father of Baalhanan king of Edom. Ge 36:38,39; 1Ch
2. Son of Michaiah, a contemporary of Josiah, 2Ki
22:12,14; Jer 26:22; 36:12 called ABDON in
2Ch 34:20 (B.C. 623.)
Achbor in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
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
(Gen 36:38,39; 1 Ch 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 Ki
22:12,14; 2 Ch 34:20).
It may be presumed that this Achbor is also the man mentioned
in Jer (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
Achbor in Wikipedia
(עַכְבּוֹר, Standard Hebrew Akhbor, Tiberian Hebrew ʿAḵbôr) is a
name that means "gnawing" and is, by extension, used as the
word for "mouse". There are at least two persons by this name
in the Hebrew Bible.
Achbor Scripture - 2 Kings 22:14
So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan,
and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of
Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the
wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and
they communed with her.
Achbor Scripture - Jeremiah 26:22
And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, [namely], Elnathan
the son of Achbor, and [certain] men with him into Egypt.
Achbor Scripture - Jeremiah 36:12
Then he went down into the king's house, into the scribe's
chamber: and, lo, all the princes sat there, [even] Elishama
the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the
son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah
the son of Hananiah, and all the princes.
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