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Ahitub (a-hî'tub), brother, i.e., friend, of goodness. 1. The grandson of Ell, and father of Ahiah or Ahimelech. 1 Samuel 14:3; 1 Samuel 22:9; 1 Samuel 22:11-12; 1 Samuel 22:20. We do not know whether he ever exercised the functions of high priest. 2. The father, or, possibly, grandfather of Zadok. 2 Samuel 8:17; 1 Chronicles 6:7-8; 1 Chronicles 6:62; 1 Chronicles 9:11; 1 Chronicles 18:16; Ezra 7:2; Nehemiah 11:11. It is probable from Nehemiah 11:11 that he was actually high priest.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Ahitub'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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