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Bible Names A-G: Achbor


Achbor in Easton's Bible Dictionary gnawing = mouse. (1.) An Edomitish king (Gen. 36:38; 1 Chr. 1:49). (2.) One of Josiah's officers sent to the prophetess Huldah to inquire regarding the newly-discovered book of the law (2 Kings 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 (mouse). 1. Father of Baalhanan king of Edom. Ge 36:38,39; 1Ch 1:49 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 Baruch's roll.

Achbor in Wikipedia (עַכְבּוֹר, Standard Hebrew Akhbor, Tiberian Hebrew ʿAḵbr) 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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