Glossary of Terms



Harper’s Bible Dictionary

edited by Paul J. Achtemier (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1985)

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Ahithophel, one of David’s advisors, noted for his wisdom (2 Sam. 16:23; 1 Chron. 27:33-34). He proved disloyal to David during the revolt of Absalom (2 Sam. 15:17) and became the latter’s chief counselor. When his advice was ignored he committed suicide (2 Sam. 17:23). Bathsheba, David’s wife and Solomon’s mother, may have been his granddaughter (2 Sam. 11:3; 23:34). His house was in Giloh, a town in Judah (2 Sam. 15:12).


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