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Ahithophel

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A native of Giloh, originally one of David's most intimate and valued friends; but upon the defection and rebellion of Absalom, he espoused the cause of that prince, and became one of David's bitterest enemies. Being disappointed that Absalom did not follow his sagacious advice, and foreseeing the issue of the rebellion, he hanged himself, 2 Samuel 15:12 17:1-29 Psalm 55:12-14 . Ahithophel seems to have been the grandfather of Bathsheba. 2 Samuel 23:34 , compared with 2 Samuel 11:3 .


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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Ahithophel'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/a/ahithophel.html. 1859.

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