Word Summary
Achab: "father's brother", a king of Isr., also a false prophet
Original Word: אַחְאָב
Transliteration: Achab
Phonetic Spelling: (akh-awb')
Part of Speech: proper name, masculine
Short Definition: "father's brother", a king of Isr., also a false prophet
Meaning: Ahab -- "father's brother", a king of Israel, also a false prophet
Strong's Concordance

Once (by contraction) oechab (Jer. 29:22) {ekh- awb'}; from 'ach and 'ab; brother (i.e. Friend) of (his) father; Achab, the name of a king of Israel and of a prophet at Babylon -- Ahab.

see HEBREW 'ach

see HEBREW 'ab


H256. Achab

אַחְאָב91 proper name, masculine Ahab (father's brother; = אחיאב‎ NöZMG 1886, 172, Ἀχίαβος was a nephew of Herod; compare like name in Syriac, given ob maximum cum parte suo similitudinem, BarHebrChron. Ecclesiastes 2.23 compare LCB1879, 1339. In many cases, however, the meaning of proper names compared with אח‎ is dubious, & perfect consistency, especially in comparison with compounds of אָב‎, seems impossible; compare remark below אביאל‎ and further WeSkizzen, iii. 1 f, DlPr. cap. vi) — אַחְאָב1 Kings 16:28 +; וּכְאֶחָבJeremiah 29:22

1 son of Omri, king of Isr. 1 Kings 16:28-29, 18:1-2, 3; 20:2, 13, 14 41t. 1Kings, 27 t. 2Kings, 14 t. 2 Chronicles; Micah 6:16.

2 false prophet, time of Jeremiah. Jeremiah 29:21-22,.

אַחָב‎ see אַחְאָב‎.