Achbor

Achbor [Ăch’bôr]—a mouse.

There are three men named Achbor in the Bible. One is the father of Baal-hanan, the successor of the Edomite king Shaul of Rehoboth (Genesis 36:38). Another Achbor is a son of Micaiah and is mentioned among the court officials of king Josiah of Judah (2 Kings 22:12). This Achbor is also known as Abdon and his father as Micah (2 Chronicles 34:20). Achbor number three is the father of Elnathan, a court official who was sent to Egypt by king Jehoiakim to retrieve the wayward prophet Uriah (Jeremiah 26:22). This Elnathan son of Achbor was present when Baruch introduced the scroll of Jeremiah to the court (Jeremiah 36:12).

The reign of king Jehoiakim began about eleven years after the death of king Josiah, so chances are excellent that the latter two Achbors are the same person. NOBS Study Bible Name List thinks so and lists only two Achbors. Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) doesn’t think so and lists three Achbors. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn’t know and offers a “perhaps” at best.

The name Achbor comes from the common Hebrew noun akbar (akbar), meaning mouse. Mice in the Bible aren’t very positive; they are considered unclean (Leviticus 11:29) and were known for carrying disease (1 Samuel 6:5 – in relation to the wrath of God aroused by the Philistines improper handling of the Ark of the Covenant; HAW Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament proposes bubonic plague).

Where the word akbar comes from isn’t known, but perhaps the slightly similar and also of unknown origin noun akkabish (akkabish), meaning spider (Job 8:14, Isaiah 59:5), suggests there once was a common root or idea for the two of them.

Achbor in Easton’s Bible Dictionary gnawing = mouse. (1.) An Edomitish king (Gen. 36:38; 1 Chr. 1:49). (2.) One of Josiah’s officers sent to the prophetess Huldah to inquire regarding the newly-discovered book of the law (2 Kings 22:12, 14). He is also called Abdon (2 Chr. 34:20).
http://www.bible-history.com/eastons/A/Achbor/

Achbor in Fausset’s Bible Dictionary 1. Genesis 36:38; 1 Chronicles 1:49. 2. Father of king Jehoiakim’s ready tool in evil, Elnathan (Jeremiah 26:22-23); Achbor was, on the contrary, an instrument of good Josiah, to inquire the Lord’s will from the prophetess Huldah. Called Abdon, the son of Micah, in 2 Chronicles 34:20-21. Goodness is not always hereditary.
http://www.bible-history.com/faussets/A/Achbor/

Achbor in Hitchcock’s Bible Names a rat; bruising
http://www.bible-history.com/hitchcock/A/Achbor/

Achbor in Naves Topical Bible 1. Father of King Baal-hanan Ge 36:39; 1Ch 1:49 -2. Or ABDON. One of Josiah’s courtiers 2Ki 22:14; 2Ch 34:20 -3. Father of Elnathan Jer 26:22; 36:12,25
http://www.bible-history.com/naves/A/ACHBOR/

Achbor in Smiths Bible Dictionary (mouse). 1. Father of Baalhanan king of Edom. Ge 36:38,39; 1Ch 1:49 2. Son of Michaiah, a contemporary of Josiah, 2Ki 22:12,14; Jer 26:22; 36:12 called ABDON in 2Ch 34:20 (B.C. 623.)
http://www.bible-history.com/smiths/A/Achbor/

Achbor in the Bible Encyclopedia – ISBE ak’-bor (`akhbor, “mouse”): (1) The father of Baal-hanan, who was the seventh of the eight kings who reigned in Edom before there were kings in Israel (Gen 36:38,39; 1 Ch 1:49). (2) The son of Micaiah (called in Chronicles Abdon the son of Micah) who went with Hilkiah the priest and other high officials, at the command of King Josiah, to consult Huldah the prophetess concerning the book that had been found (2 Ki 22:12,14; 2 Ch 34:20). It may be presumed that this Achbor is also the man mentioned in Jer (26:22; 36:12) as the father of Elnathan, who went to Egypt for King Jehoiakim in order to procure the extradition of Uriah the prophet, and who protested against the burning of Baruch’s roll.
http://www.bible-history.com/isbe/A/ACHBOR/

Achbor in Wikipedia (עַכְבּוֹר, Standard Hebrew Akhbor, Tiberian Hebrew ʿAḵbôr) is a name that means “gnawing” and is, by extension, used as the word for “mouse”. There are at least two persons by this name in the Hebrew Bible.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achbor

  1. Father of Baal-hanan and king of Edom (Gen. 36:38, 39; 1 Chron. 1:49).
  2. Son of Michaiah and one of Josiah’s messengers (2 Kings 22:12, 14). Called Abdon in 2 Chronicles 34:20.

A Jew, whose son Elnathan was sent by Jehoiakim to bring back Urijah the prophet from Egypt ( Jer. 26:22; 36:12).

I count seven instances where Achbor appears in scripture:

Genesis 36:38 | And Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

Genesis 36:39 | And Baalhanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.

2 Kings 22:12 | And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king’s, saying,

2 Kings 22:14 | So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed with her.

1 Chronicles 1:49 | And when Shaul was dead, Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

Jeremiah 26:22 | And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, namely, Elnathan the son of Achbor, and certain men with him into Egypt.

Jeremiah 36:12 | Then he went down into the king’s house, into the scribe’s chamber: and, lo, all the princes sat there, even Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the princes.

Genesis 36:38 | And Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

Genesis 36:39 | And Baalhanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.

2 Kings 22:12 |And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king’s, saying,

2 Kings 22:14 | So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed with her.

1 Chronicles 1:49 | And when Shaul was dead, Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

Jeremiah 26:22 | And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, namely, Elnathan the son of Achbor, and certain men with him into Egypt.

Jeremiah 36:12 |Then he went down into the king’s house, into the scribe’s chamber: and, lo, all the princes sat there, even Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the princes.

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