"Brother (i.e., friend) of Jehovah." The name of various biblical personages:

  1. One of the sons of Bela.1 Also called "Ahiah."
  2. One of the five sons of Jerahmeel, who was great-grandson of Judah.2
  3. Son of Ahitub,3 Ichabod's brother; the same probably as Ahimelech, who was high priest at Nob in the reign of Saul.4 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;5 called also Eliam.6
  5. A Levite having charge of the sacred treasury in the temple.7
  6. One of Solomon's secretaries.8




  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.