Ahin'oam (Hebrew Achino'am, אֲחַינֹעָם, brother [see AB-] of pleasantness, i e. pleasant), the name of two women.
1. (Sept. Α᾿χινοόμ.) The daughter of Ahimaaz, and wife of King Saul (1Sa 14:50), B.C. cir. 1093,
2. (Sept. Α᾿χινάαμ, but Α᾿χιναάμ in 1Ch 3:1, and v. r. Α᾿χινόομ in 2Sa 3:2.) A Jezreelitess, the first (according to Josephus, Ant. 6, 13, 8) wife of David, while yet a private person (1Sa 25:43; 1Sa 27:3), B.C. 1060. In common with his other wife, she was taken captive by the Amalekites when they plundered Ziklag, but was recovered by David (1Sa 30:5,18), B.C. 1054. She is again mentioned as living with him when he was king of Judah in Hebron (2Sa 2:2), B.C. cir. 1052, and was the mother of his eldest son Amnon (2Sa 3:2). SEE DAVIDSEE SEE DAVID .