brother (i.e., "friend") of Jehovah. (1.) One of the sons of Bela (1 Chr. 8:7, R.V.). In A.V. called "Ahiah." (2.) One of the five sons of Jerahmeel, who was great-grandson of Judah (1 Chr. 2:25). (3.) Son of Ahitub (1 Sam. 14:3, 18), Ichabod's brother; the same probably as Ahimelech, who was high priest at Nob in the reign of Saul (1 Sam. 22:11). Some, however, suppose that Ahimelech was the brother of Ahijah, and that they both officiated as high priests, Ahijah at Gibeah or Kirjath-jearim, and Ahimelech at Nob. (4.) A Pelonite, one of David's heroes (1 Chr. 11:36); called also Eliam (2 Sam. 23:34). (5.) A Levite having charge of the sacred treasury in the temple (1 Chr. 26:20). (6.) One of Solomon's secretaries (1 Kings 4:3). (7.) A prophet of Shiloh (1 Kings 11:29; 14:2), called the "Shilonite," in the days of Rehoboam. We have on record two of his remarkable prophecies, 1 Kings 11:31-39, announcing the rending of the ten tribes from Solomon; and 1 Kings 14:6-16, delivered to Jeroboam's wife, foretelling the death of Abijah the king's son, the destruction of Jeroboam's house, and the captivity of Israel "beyond the river." Jeroboam bears testimony to the high esteem in which he was held as a prophet of God (1 Kings 14:2,3).
(ahijah and Abijah), which has been added from the Greek version of Aquila.
Thus was the dread prediction of ahijah to the wife of Jeroboam fulfilled.
Now this was done according to the will of God, that what ahijah had foretold might come to pass.
Show the literal fulfillment of ahijah's prophecy to the wife of Jeroboam.
Now ahijah could not see; for his eyes were set by reason of his age.
His father therefore could not have been ahijah the prophet, who was an Ephraimite.
The same truth ahijah, the Shilonite, taught when he rent his new garment into twelve pieces, and gave to Jeroboam ten.
But ahijah could not see; for his eyes were set by reason of his age.
To such an account, not to the incident of ahijah and the cloak, his flight (v. 40) is the natural sequel.
Now ahijah could not see; for his eyes were blind by reason of his age.