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(ak' kuhb) Personal name possibly meaning, “protector,” or “protected one.” 1. Descendant of Solomon in post-exilic Judah about 420 B.C. (1 Chronicles 3:24 ). 2 . Gatekeeper of the Temple after the return from Exile (1 Chronicles 9:17 ; Ezra 2:42 ; Nehemiah 7:45 ; Nehemiah 11:19 ). They were Levites (Nehemiah 12:25 ). Since “the children of Akkub” are mentioned (Nehemiah 7:45 ), the family apparently served for several generations, with more than one person in the family line named Akkub. 3. A Levite who helped Ezra teach the Law to God's returned people (Nehemiah 8:7 ). He may have been related to 2. 4. The head of another family of Temple staff personnel (Ezra 2:45 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Akkub'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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