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  1. an adviser to David who later turned against him by joining the rebellion of Absalom. II Sam. 15–17.
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Historical Examples of ahithophel

  • If he writes a political pamphlet he calls it "Absalom and Ahithophel."

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  • What a contrast Ahithophel was to David in his power of bearing disgrace!

  • No doubt he had frequent meetings with Ahithophel, and was following his advice.

  • He was called the Ahithophel who incited Absalom against his father David.

  • Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do.

British Dictionary definitions for ahithophel



noun Old Testament
  1. a member of David's council, who became one of Absalom's advisers in his rebellion and hanged himself when his advice was overruled (II Samuel 15:12–17:23)
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