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(Hebrew Achikam', אֲחַיקָס , brother of support, i e. helper; Sept. Ἀχικάμ), the second named of the four eminent persons sent by King Josiah to inquire of the prophetess Huldah concerning the proper course to be pursued in relation to the acknowledged violations of the newly- discovered book of the law (2 Kings 22:12-14; 2 Chronicles 34:20), B.C. 623. He afterward protected the prophet Jeremiah from the persecuting fury of Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 26:24), B.C. 607; and other members of his family were equally humane (Jeremiah 39:14). He was the son of Shaphan, the royal secretary, and father of Gedaliah, the viceroy of Judaea after the capture of Jerusalem by the Babylonians (2 Kings 25:22; Jeremiah 40:5-16; Jeremiah 41:1-18; Jeremiah 43:6).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Ahikam'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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