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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Heb. Akbor', עִכְבּוֹר, gnawing, 1, q. mouse; Sept. Ἀχοβώρ, v. r. in Jeremiah and Chron. Ἀχωβώρ ), the name of two men.

1. An Idumaean, father of Baal-hanan, one of the Edomitish kings

(Genesis 36:38; 1 Chronicles 1:49), B.C. prob. considerably ante 1619.

2. The son of Michaiab, and one of the courtiers whom Josiah sent to Huldah to inquire the course to be pursued respecting the newly- discovered book of the law (2 Kings 22:12; 2 Kings 22:14), B.C. 623. In the parallel passage (2 Chronicles 34:20) he is called ABDON (See ABDON) , the son of Micah. His son Elnathan was a courtier of Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 26:22; Jeremiah 36:12).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Achbor'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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