Ahi'kam (Hebrew Achikam', אֲחַיקָס, brother of support, i e. helper; Sept. Α᾿χικάμ), the second named of the four eminent persons sent by King Josiah to inquire of the prophetess Huldah concerning the proper course to be pursued in relation to the acknowledged violations of the newly- discovered book of the law (2Ki 22:12-14; 2Ch 34:20), B.C. 623. He afterward protected the prophet Jeremiah from the persecuting fury of Jehoiakim (Jer 26:24), B.C. 607; and other members of his family were equally humane (Jer 39:14). He was the son of Shaphan, the royal secretary, and father of Gedaliah, the viceroy of Judaea after the capture of Jerusalem by the Babylonians (2Ki 25:22; Jer 40:5-16; Jer 41; Jer 43:6).

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