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HEBREW: 289 Nmyxa 'Achiyman or Nwmyxa 'Achiyman
NAVE: Ahiman
EBD: Ahiman
Ahihud | Ahijah | Ahikam | Ahilud | Ahimaaz | Ahiman | Ahimoth | Ahinadab | Ahinoam | Ahio | Ahira


In Bible versions:

a man descended from Anak in Hebron in Moses' time
a Levite temple gate keeper under Nehemiah

brother of the right hand


Strongs #0289: Nmyxa 'Achiyman or Nwmyxa 'Achiyman

Ahiman = "my brother is a gift"

1) a son of Anak
2) a Levite servant in the temple

289 'Achiyman akh-ee-man'

or mAchiyman {akh-ee-mawn'}; from 251 and 4480; brother of a
portion (i.e. gift); Achiman, the name of an Anakite and of an
see HEBREW for 0251
see HEBREW for 04480

Ahiman [EBD]

brother of a gift = liberal. (1.) One of the three giant Anakim brothers whom Caleb and the spies saw in Mount Hebron (Num. 13:22) when they went in to explore the land. They were afterwards driven out and slain (Josh. 15:14; Judg. 1:10).

(2.) One of the guardians of the temple after the Exile (1 Chr. 9:17).

Ahiman [NAVE]

1. A giant of Hebron, Num. 13:22; Josh. 15:14.
2. A Levite, 1 Chr. 9:17.


(brother of the right hand).
  1. One of the three giant Anakim who inhabited Mount Hebron, (Numbers 13:22,23) seen by Caleb and the spies. (B.C. 1490.) The whole race was cut off by Joshua, (Joshua 11:21) and the three brothers were slain by the tribe of Judah. (Judges 1:10)
  2. A Levite porter. (1 Chronicles 9:17)


AHIMAN - a-hi'-man ('achiman, perhaps, "brother of fortune," or, "my brother is fortune"):

(1) One of the names given as those of the three "children of the Anak" (Nu 13:22; Josh 15:14; of Nu 13:28; 2 Sam 21:16,18), or the three "sons of the Anak" (Josh 15:14; Jdg 1:20). The three names (Ahiman, Sheshai, Talmai) also occur together in Jdg 1:10. The word Anak in the Hebrew Bible has the definite article except in Nu 13:33 and Dt 9:2. Its use is that of a common noun denoting a certain type of man, rather than as the proper name of a person or a clan, though this need not prevent our thinking of the Anakim as a clan or group of clans, who regarded Arba as their founder. The question is raised whether Ahiman and Sheshai and Talmai are to be thought of as persons or as clans. The most natural understanding of the Bible statements is certainly to the effect that they were personal leaders among the Anakim of Kiriath-arba (Hebron). They were smitten and dispossessed by the tribe of Judah, with Caleb for leader.

(2) A Levite, one of the gatekeepers of the latest Bible times (1 Ch 9:17). He is associated with Akkub and Talmon and their brethren: compare Neh 11:19.

Willis J. Beecher

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