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Ahimaaz

Meaning: brother of anger = quick-tempered.

The name of two biblical men:

  1. The father Ahinoam, the wife of Saul (1 Sam. 14:50).

  2. The son and successor of Zadok in the office of high priest (1 Chr. 6:8, 53). When Absalom revolted, he remained faithful to David, and was of service to him keeping him informed on Absalom’s activities in Jerusalem (2 Sam. 15:24-37; 17:15-21). He was a fast runner, and was the first to carry to David the news of the defeat of Absalom, although, for emotional reasons, he refrained from telling him of his death (2 Sam. 18:19-33).