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Ahikam meaning

אחיקם

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🔼The name Ahikam in the Bible

There is only one Ahikam in the Bible but he receives quite a bit of Biblical screen time. Ahikam is a son of Shaphan and the father of Gedaliah (the vassal governor of Judah under Nebuchadnezzar), and one of the four delegates of King Josiah, who he sends to consult the prophetess Huldah (2 Kings 22:12). Ahikam is also the one who saves the prophet Jeremiah from being executed (Jeremiah 26:24).

🔼Etymology of the name Ahikam

The name Ahikam consists of two elements which both occur very frequently in names. The first part of the name Ahikam comes from the word אח, basically meaning brother:

The second part of the name Ahikam comes from the root-verb קום (qum), meaning to rise up or stand:

🔼Ahikam meaning

For a meaning of the name Ahikam, BDB Theological Dictionary and NOBSE Study Bible Name List both read My Brother Has Arisen. Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) proposes Brother Of Rising Up.