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2 Kings 22:12

Then the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Achbor the son of Micaiah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king's servant saying,
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Abdon;   Ahikam;   Asahiah;   Hilkiah;   Josiah;   Michaiah;   Repentance;   Scribe (S);   Secretary (Recordist);   Shaphan;   Word of God;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ahikam;   Josiah;   Shaphan;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Josiah;   King;   Zephaniah;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Deuteronomy, Theology of;   Woman;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Ahikam;   Gemariah;   Josiah;   Michaiah;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Abdon (1);   Ahikam;   Asahiah;   Gedaliah;   Hezekiah;   High Priest;   Jaazaniah;   Jeremiah;   Micah;   Pentateuch;   Shaphan;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Abdon;   Achbor;   Ahikam;   Jeremiah;   Josiah;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Micah;   Michaiah;   Torah;   Zephaniah, Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abdon;   Achbor;   Ahikam;   Asaiah;   Canon of the Old Testament;   Deuteronomy;   Gedaliah;   Hexateuch;   Hilkiah;   Huldah;   Idolatry;   Israel;   Jerusalem;   King;   Micah, Micaiah;   Shaphan;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Achbor ;   Ahikam ;   Asahiah, Asaiah ;   Hilkiah ;   Josiah ;   Micah ;   Michaiah ;   Shaphan ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Micah;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Ahikam;   Josiah;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ab'don;   Ach'bor;   Ahi'kam;   Asahi'ah;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Ahikam;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Abdon (1);   Achbor;   Ahikam;   Asahiah;   Asaiah;   King;   Micah (1);   Micaiah;   Mouse;   Names, Proper;   Shaphan;   Totemism;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Ahikam;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Abdon;   Achbor;   Ahikam;   Government;   Micah;  
Devotionals:
Every Day Light - Devotion for February 22;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest,.... The high priest, as he is called, 2 Kings 22:4.

and Ahikam the son of Shaphan; whether the same with Shaphan the scribe, before mentioned, or another of the same name, is not certain:

and Achbor the son of Michaiah; who is called Abdon, the son of Micah, 2 Chronicles 34:20.

and Shaphan the scribe; who brought and read the book to the king:

and Asahiah, a servant of the king's; that waited on him constantly:

saying; as follows.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 22:12". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-22.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 22:12 And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king’s, saying,

Ver. 12. And Achbor the son of Michaiah.] Called Abdon the son of Micah, [2 Chronicles 34:20] by a different pronunciation.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 22:12". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-22.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

A servant of the king’s, who most constantly waited upon the king’s person; otherwise all of them were the king’s servants.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 22:12". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-22.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

THE ORACLE OF HULDAH THE PROPHETESS, 2 Kings 22:12-20.

12.Hilkiah’ Ahikam’ Achbor’ Shaphan’ Asahiah — A truly honourable and imposing delegation, and indicative of the king’s profound earnestness and anxiety. Here was first the high priest: then Ahikam, who afterwards appears as the friend of Jeremiah, and father of the governor of the cities of Judah; (Jeremiah 26:24; Jeremiah 40:5;) then Achbor, whose eminence in the kingdom is shown further by the fact that his son Elnathan was one of Zedekiah’s chief ministers; (Jeremiah 26:22; Jeremiah 36:12;) then Shaphan, the scribe, who must now have been an old and venerable man to have a son so eminent in the kingdom as Ahikam; and, lastly, a servant of the king’s named Asahiah, who seems, from his association with the other deputies, to have been some honourable officer.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 22:12". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-22.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ahikara. The friend of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 26:24) and father of Gedaliah (Compare 2 Kings 25:22. Jeremiah 39:14, Jeremiah 40:5). See note on "Shaphan" (2 Kings 22:3).

Achbor. Not the same person as Abdon, in 2 Chronicles 34:20.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 22:12". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-22.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(12) And the king commanded . . .—Comp. the similar embassy to Isaiah (2 Kings 19:2).

As to Ahikam see Jeremiah 26:24; Jeremiah 40:5; and for Achbor, Jeremiah 26:22; Jeremiah 36:12.

Asahiah a servant of the king’s.—Probably the same officer as “the knight” or aide-de-camp who attended on the king (2 Kings 7:2; 2 Kings 9:25.)

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 22:12". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-22.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying,
the king
19:2,3; 2 Chronicles 34:19-21; Isaiah 37:1-4
Ahikam
9; Jeremiah 26:22,24
Achbor
2 Chronicles 34:20
Abdon
Michaiah. or, Micah.
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 12:10 - the king's;  2 Kings 25:22 - Ahikam;  1 Chronicles 6:13 - Hilkiah;  2 Chronicles 34:8 - sent Shaphan;  Psalm 11:3 - what;  Isaiah 37:2 - GeneralJeremiah 29:3 - Gemariah;  Jeremiah 36:11 - Shaphan;  Jeremiah 36:12 - Elnathan;  Jeremiah 40:5 - Ahikam;  Ezekiel 8:11 - Shaphan

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 22:12". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-22.html.