/əˈhɪtəfɛl/ (say uh'hituhfel)

noun Bible
one of the conspirators with Absalom in his rebellion against David. II Samuel 3:12–17:31.
Also, Achitophel.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Ahithophel — [ə hith′ə fel΄] n. [Heb achitofel, lit., brother is foolishness] Bible a counselor of David and associate of Absalom in rebellion against David: 2 Sam. 15 17 …   English World dictionary

  • Ahithophel — /euh hith euh fel /, n. an adviser to David who later turned against him by joining the rebellion of Absalom. II Sam. 15 17. * * * ▪ biblical figure also spelled  Achitophel,         in the Old Testament, one of King David s most trusted advisers …   Universalium

  • Ahithophel —    Brother of insipidity or impiety, a man greatly renowned for his sagacity among the Jews. At the time of Absalom s revolt he deserted David (Ps. 41:9; 55:12 14) and espoused the cause of Absalom (2 Sam. 15:12). David sent his old friend Hushai …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Ahithophel — (fl. 11th 10th cent BCE)    Adviser to David, he joined Absalom in his unsuccessful revolt against David (II Samuel 15 17) …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Ahithophel — /euh hith euh fel /, n. an adviser to David who later turned against him by joining the rebellion of Absalom. II Sam. 15 17 …   Useful english dictionary

  • AHITHOPHEL (Heb. אֲחִיתֹפֶל) THE GILONITE — (i.e., of the Judean town of Giloh), adviser of King david (II Sam. 15:12; I Chron. 27:33–34): Now, in those days, advice from Ahithophel was like an oracle from God (II Sam. 16:23). Ahithophel was the only one of David s inner council who joined …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 2 Samuel 17 — 1 Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night: 2 And I will come upon him while he is weary and weak handed, and will make him afraid: and all the people… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • 2 Samuel 16 — 1 And when David was a little past the top of the hill, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and an hundred bunches of raisins, and an hundred of summer… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • BATH-SHEBA — (Heb. בַּת־שֶׁבַע, in I Chron. 3:5 בַּת־שׁוּעַ), wife of david and mother of solomon . Bath Sheba was originally the wife of uriah the Hittite, one of David s warriors. During the war against Rabbath Ammon (II Sam. 11), David saw Bath Sheba and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Books of Samuel — The Books of Samuel (Hebrew: Sefer Sh muel ספר שמואל) are part of the Tanakh (part of Judaism s Hebrew Bible) and also of the Christian Old Testament. The work was originally written in Hebrew, and the Book(s) of Samuel originally formed a single …   Wikipedia

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