Ahi

AHI (ā'hī, Heb. ’ăhî)

Chief of the Gadites in Gilead (1Chr.5.15).A man of Asher, son of Shamer (1Chr.7.34).


AH, AHI ā, ā’ hī (אָח, H278, אֲחִי, brother, my brother). 1. These words are used in the forming of names, as Joah (Jehovah is brother), Ahab (father’s brother), and Ahimelech (king’s brother).

2. An Ahi was a member of the tribe of Gad (1 Chron 5:15), and another was a member of the tribe of Asher (1 Chron 7:34), although the RSV takes the Ahi of the second passage as a common noun, “his brother.”

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

In proper names. See Ahi.


a, a-ha’: Interjections of frequent occurrence in the Old Testament, representing different Hebrew words and different states of feeling.

(1) ’ahah, expressing complaint and found in the phrase "Ah, Lord Yahweh" (Jer 1:6; 4:10 etc.; Eze 4:14 etc.). Elsewhere the word is translated "alas!" (Joe 1:15).

(2) ’ach, occurs once (Eze 21:15), expressing grief in contemplating Israel’s destruction.

(3) he’ach, usually expresses malicious joy over the reverses of an enemy, and is introduced by the verb "to say" (Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Lexicon); so in Ps 35:21,25; Eze 25:3; 26:2; 36:2; in the repeated Psalm 40:15; 70:3. It expresses satiety in Isa 44:16; and represents the neighing of a horse in Job 39:25.

(4) hoy, expresses grief or pain, (Isa 1:4; Jer 22:18). In 1Ki 13:30 it is translated "alas!" More frequently it is used to indicate that a threat of judgment is to follow (Isa 10:5; 29:1); or to direct attention to some important announcement (Isa 55:1), where the Hebrew word is translated "Ho."

(5) Greek oua, in Mr 15:29, used by those who mocked Jesus, as He hung upon the cross. All of these words are evidently imitative of the natural sounds, which spontaneously give expression to these emotions of complaint, grief, pain, exultation, etc.


(1) A member of the tribe of Gad (1Ch 5:15). (2) A member of the tribe of Asher (1Ch 7:34).


In proper names (’achi or ’ach "brother"): The usage is practically the same with that of ’abh, ’abhi. See Abi; Proper Names.