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Lexicon :: Strong's H281 - 'ăḥîyâ

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

אֲחִיָּה ʼĂchîyâh, akh-ee-yaw; or (prolonged) אֲחִיָּהוּ ʼĂchîyâhûw ; from H251 and H3050; brother (i.e. worshipper) of Jah; Achijah, the name of nine Israelites:—Ahiah, Ahijah.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x

The KJV translates Strong's H281 in the following manner: Ahijah (20x), Ahiah (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x
The KJV translates Strong's H281 in the following manner: Ahijah (20x), Ahiah (4x).
  1. Ahiah or Ahijah = "brother of Jehovah (Yahu)"

    1. grandson of Phinehas

    2. scribe of Solomon

    3. a prophet who predicted the revolt of the Northern tribes

    4. father of Baasha, who usurped the Northern throne

    5. grandson of Hezron (or mother of 1-4 above)

    6. a Benjamite, son of Ehud

    7. one of David's heroes

    8. a Levite during David's time

    9. a chief man under Nehemiah

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֲחִיָּה ʼĂchîyâh, akh-ee-yaw; or (prolonged) אֲחִיָּהוּ ʼĂchîyâhûw ; from H251 and H3050; brother (i.e. worshipper) of Jah; Achijah, the name of nine Israelites:—Ahiah, Ahijah.
STRONGS H281: Abbreviations
אֲחִיָּ֫הוּ, אֲחִיָּה (always, except where other form noted), אֲחִי proper name, masculine (brother of Yah(u), compare Phoenician חמלך brother of Milk, & especially אחתמלך sister of Milk, where אחת must be construct since מלך is a male deity; compare Carthaginian חתמלקרת Eut213).
1. a priest 1 Samuel 14:3, 18.
2. Scribe 1 Kings 4:3.
4. father of king Baasha 1 Kings 15:27, 33; 1 Kings 21:22; 2 Kings 9:9.
5. grandson of Hezron 1 Chronicles 2:25, or perhaps proper name, feminine, mother of preceding four, compare Be.
6. son of Ehud, of Benj. 1 Chronicles 8:7אֲחוֺחַ, 1 Chronicles 8:4.
7. one of David's heroes 1 Chronicles 11:36.
8. a Levite, David's time 1 Chronicles 26:20.
9. a chief man under Nehemiah. Nehemiah 10:27.
10. a Gadite 1 Chronicles 5:15 (אֲחִי).
11. a man of Asher 1 Chronicles 7:34 (id.)
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

14:3; 14:18

1 Kings

4:3; 11:29; 11:30; 12:15; 14:2; 14:4; 14:4; 14:5; 14:6; 14:18; 15:27; 15:29; 15:33; 21:22

2 Kings


1 Chronicles

2:25; 5:15; 7:34; 8:4; 8:7; 11:36; 26:20

2 Chronicles

9:29; 10:15




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H281 matches the Hebrew אֲחִיָּה ('ăḥîyâ),
which occurs 24 times in 23 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:3 - And Ahiah, H281 the son of Ahitub, Ichabod's brother, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the LORD'S priest in Shiloh, wearing an ephod. And the people knew not that Jonathan was gone.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:18 - And Saul said unto Ahiah, H281 Bring hither the ark of God. For the ark of God was at that time with the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:3 - Elihoreph and Ahiah, H281 the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:29 - And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah H281 the Shilonite found him in the way; and he had clad himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in the field:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:30 - And Ahijah H281 caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:15 - Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the cause was from the LORD, that he might perform his saying, which the LORD spake by Ahijah H281 the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:2 - And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and get thee to Shiloh: behold, there is Ahijah H281 the prophet, which told me that I should be king over this people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:4 - And Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. H281 But Ahijah H281 could not see; for his eyes were set by reason of his age.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:5 - And the LORD said unto Ahijah, H281 Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he is sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself to be another woman.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:6 - And it was so, when Ahijah H281 heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he said, Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam; why feignest thou thyself to be another? for I am sent to thee with heavy tidings.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:18 - And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by the hand of his servant Ahijah H281 the prophet.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:27 - And Baasha the son of Ahijah, H281 of the house of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel laid siege to Gibbethon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:29 - And it came to pass, when he reigned, that he smote all the house of Jeroboam; he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed, until he had destroyed him, according unto the saying of the LORD, which he spake by his servant Ahijah H281 the Shilonite:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:33 - In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah H281 to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four years.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:22 - And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, H281 for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger, and made Israel to sin.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:9 - And I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah: H281
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:25 - And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were, Ram the firstborn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, and Ahijah. H281
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:7 - And Naaman, and Ahiah, H281 and Gera, he removed them, and begat Uzza, and Ahihud.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:36 - Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah H281 the Pelonite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:20 - And of the Levites, Ahijah H281 was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:29 - Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah H281 the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:15 - So the king hearkened not unto the people: for the cause was of God, that the LORD might perform his word, which he spake by the hand of Ahijah H281 the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:26 - And Ahijah, H281 Hanan, Anan,
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