Ahikam (Uh-hi´kuhm; Heb., “my brother has arisen”)

The son of Shaphan, who served as a courtier of King Josiah. He was among those who went to inquire of Hulda the prophetess concerning the significance of the book of the law found in the Temple (2Kgs 22:12-14). He later helped protect Jeremiah from King Jehoiakim (Jer 26:24) and is often mentioned as the father of Gedaliah, the governor of Judah appointed by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon around 587 BCE and later assassinated (Jer 40).

2Kgs 22:12-14

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Jer 26:24

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Jer 40

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