256. Achab
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Achab: "father's brother," a king of Isr., also a false prophet
Original Word: אַחְאָב
Part of Speech: proper name, masculine
Transliteration: Achab
Phonetic Spelling: (akh-awb')
Short Definition: Ahab

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ach and ab
"father's brother," a king of Isr., also a false prophet
NASB Translation
Ahab (91), Ahab's (2).

אַחְאָב91 proper name, masculine Ahab (father's brother; = אחיאבZMG 1886, 172, Ἀχίαβος was a nephew of Herod; compare like name in Syriac, given ob maximum cum parte suo similitudinem, BarHebrChron. Ecclesiastes 2.23 compare LCB1879, 1339. In many cases, however, the meaning of proper names compared with אח is dubious, & perfect consistency, especially in comparison with compounds of אָב, seems impossible; compare remark below אביאל and further WeSkizzen, iii. 1 f, DlPr. cap. vi) — אַחְאָב1Kings 16:28 +; וּכְאֶחָב Jeremiah 29:22

1 son of Omri, king of Isr. 1 Kings 16:28,29; 1 Kings 18:1,2,3; 1 Kings 20:2,13,14 41t. 1Kings, 27 t. 2Kings, 14 t. 2 Chronicles; Micah 6:16.

2 false prophet, time of Jeremiah. Jeremiah 29:21,22.

אַחָב see אַחְאָב.


Once (by contraction) oechab (Jer. 29:22) {ekh- awb'}; from 'ach and 'ab; brother (i.e. Friend) of (his) father; Achab, the name of a king of Israel and of a prophet at Babylon -- Ahab.

see HEBREW 'ach

see HEBREW 'ab

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