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Lexicon :: Strong's H302 - 'ăḥîṯōp̄el

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

אֲחִיתֹפֶל ʼĂchîythôphel, akh-ee-tho'-fel; from H251 and H8602; brother of folly; Achithophel, an Israelite:—Ahithophel.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H302 in the following manner: Ahithophel (20x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H302 in the following manner: Ahithophel (20x).
  1. Ahithophel = "my brother is foolish (folly)"

    1. a counsellor of David, grandfather of Bathsheba (cf 2Sa 11:3, 23:34), who joined Absalom in revolt against David, and committed suicide when Absalom did not heed his counsel

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֲחִיתֹפֶל ʼĂchîythôphel, akh-ee-tho'-fel; from H251 and H8602; brother of folly; Achithophel, an Israelite:—Ahithophel.
STRONGS H302: Abbreviations
אֲחִיתֹ֫פֶל proper name, masculine (my brother is folly?) David's trusted & traitorous counsellor 2 Samuel 15:12, 31 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 15:34; 2 Samuel 16:15, 20, 21, 23 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 17:1, 6, 7, 14 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 17:15, 21, 23; 2 Samuel 23:34; 1 Chronicles 27:33, 34.
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Strong's Number H302 matches the Hebrew אֲחִיתֹפֶל ('ăḥîṯōp̄el),
which occurs 20 times in 17 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:12 -

While he was offering the sacrifices, Absalom sent for David’s adviser Ahithophel the Gilonite, from his city of Giloh. So the conspiracy grew strong, and the people supporting Absalom continued to increase.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:31 -

Then someone reported to David, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.”

“LORD,” David pleaded, “please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness! ”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:34 -

“but if you return to the city and tell Absalom, ‘I will be your servant, Your Majesty! Previously, I was your father’s servant, but now I will be your servant,’ then you can counteract Ahithophel’s counsel for me.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:15 -

Now Absalom and all the Israelites came to Jerusalem. Ahithophel was also with him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:20 -

Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give me your advice. What should we do? ”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:21 -

Ahithophel replied to Absalom, “Sleep with your father’s concubines whom he left to take care of the palace. When all Israel hears that you have become repulsive to your father, everyone with you will be encouraged.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:23 -

Now the advice Ahithophel gave in those days was like someone asking about a word from God ​— ​such was the regard that both David and Absalom had for Ahithophel’s advice.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:1 -

Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will set out in pursuit of David tonight.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:6 -

So Hushai came to Absalom, and Absalom told him, “Ahithophel offered this proposal. Should we carry out his proposal? If not, what do you say? ”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:7 -

Hushai replied to Absalom, “The advice Ahithophel has given this time is not good.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:14 -

Since the LORD had decreed that Ahithophel’s good advice be undermined in order to bring about Absalom’s ruin, Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The advice of Hushai the Archite is better than Ahithophel’s advice.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:15 -

Hushai then told the priests Zadok and Abiathar, “This is what[fn] Ahithophel advised Absalom and the elders of Israel, and this is what[fn] I advised.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:21 -

After they had gone, Ahimaaz and Jonathan climbed out of the well and went and informed King David. They told him, “Get up and immediately ford the river, for Ahithophel has given this advice against you.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:23 -

When Ahithophel realized that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He set his house in order and hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:34 -

Eliphelet son of Ahasbai son of the Maacathite,

Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:33 -

Ahithophel was the king’s counselor. Hushai the Archite was the king’s friend.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:34 -

After Ahithophel came Jehoiada son of Benaiah, then Abiathar. Joab was the commander of the king’s army.

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