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ACHBOR ăk’ bôr (עַכְבֹּֽור, mouse). 1. The father of Baal-hanan, an Edomite king (Gen 36:38, 39; 1 Chron 1:49).

2. Son of Micaiah (2 Kings 22:12) and father of Elnathan (Jer 26:22). Josiah commanded him to go with some others to consult Huldah the prophetess concerning the newly discovered book of the law (2 Kings 22:12, 14; 2 Chron 34:20, called Abdon).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(`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 (Ge 36:38,39; 1Ch 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 (2Ki 22:12,14; 2Ch 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.

Willis J. Beecher

See also

  • Acbor