Achbor


Achbor

Achbor (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.

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Achbor of Edom

In the King Lists in the books of Genesis and 1 Chronicles Achbor is the father of Baal-hanan, a King of Edom, but is not actually listed as being king himself although some commentaries assume that he was. See Genesis 36:38; 1 Chronicles 1:49.

Achbor of Judah

In the Books of Kings Achbor is one of Josiah's officers, and one of the five men sent to the prophetess Huldah to inquire regarding the book of the law newly discovered in the Temple in Jerusalem (2 Kings 22:12, 14). This Achbor is also called Abdon (2 Chronicles 34:20).

This may be the same Achbor who is mentioned as the father of Elnathan in the Book of Jeremiah 26:20-23, and who lived in the reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah.

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  • ACHBOR — (Heb. עַכְבּוֹר), the name of two biblical figures. (1) Achbor was the father of Baal Hanan, king of Edom (Gen. 36:38–39; I Chron. 1:49). Some scholars maintain that the father s name is not Achbor, but a duplication of Beor (Gen. 36:32), because …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Achbor —    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.… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Baal-hanan ben Achbor — was a king of Edom mentioned in the Bible, in . He succeeded Saul of Rehoboth in the apparently elective kingship of the early Edomites. His name, which means Baal is gracious , may indicate that the cult of the Baalim existed in Edom.He is… …   Wikipedia

  • ELNATHAN BEN ACHBOR — (Heb. אֶלְנָתָן; God has given ; Septuagint reads here the semantically equivalent Yehonatan), a minister of King jehoiakim (Jer. 36:12). Yeivin identifies him with Elnathan, the father in law of King Jehoiakim (II Kings 24:8). At the king s… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • List of minor biblical figures — This list contains persons named in the Bible of minor notability, about whom either nothing or very little is known, aside from any family connections. This literature related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Contents: A B C D …   Wikipedia

  • Huldah — was a prophetess mentioned briefly in II Kings, Chapter 22, and Books of Chronicles 2, Chapter 34. She is approached by Hilkiah together with Ahikam, Acbor, Shaphan and Asaiah to give the Lord s opinion after a book of the Law is rediscovered.… …   Wikipedia

  • Edom — Edomite redirects here. For the language, see Edomite language. For the pottery, see Edomite pottery. For other uses, see Edom (disambiguation). Map showing kingdom of Edom (in red) at its largest extent, c. 600 BC. Areas in dark red show the… …   Wikipedia

  • Genesis 36 — 1 Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom. 2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite; 3 And Bashemath Ishmael s… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • 2 Kings 22 — 1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem. And his mother s name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Abdon — ( servile ) may refer to: *Abdon, Shropshire, a village in the English county of Shropshire. *Abdon (Judges), the son of Hillel, a Pirathonite, the tenth judge of Israel (Judg. 12:13 15). He is probably the Bedan of 1 Sam. 12:11. *The first born… …   Wikipedia