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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
AHITUB . 1 . Son of Phinehas and grandson of Ell, the father of Ahimelech or Ahijah, the priest who was put to death by Saul ( 1 Samuel 14:3; 1 Samuel 22:9; 1 Samuel 22:20 ). 2 . Acc. to 2 Samuel 8:17 (= 1 Chronicles 18:16 ) the father, acc. to 1 Chronicles 9:11 , Nehemiah 11:11 the grandfather, of Zadok the priest who was contemporary with David and Solomon. It is very doubtful, however, whether the name Ahitub here is not due to a copyist’s error. The text of 2 Samuel 8:17 should probably run: ‘and Zadok and Abiathar the son of Ahimelech, the son of Ahitub.’ 3 . Even more doubt attaches to another Ahitub, father of another Zadok ( 1 Chronicles 6:11-12; cf. 1E Esther 8:2 , 2E Esther 1:1 ). 4 . An ancestor of Judith, Jdt 8:1 .
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Ahitub'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hdb/​a/ahitub.html. 1909.