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Ahitub

Meaning: brother of goodness = good.

The name of 2 biblical high priests.

  1. Ahitub I, the son of Phinehas

    On the death of his grandfather Eli he succeeded to the office of high priest, and was himself succeeded by his son Ahijah (1 Samuel 14:3; 22:9, 11-12, 20).

  2. Ahitub II, the father of Zadok

    He was made high priest by Saul after the extermination of the family of Ahimelech (1 Chronicles 6:7-8; 2 Samuel 8:17).

Article Version: September 23, 2019