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Ahithophel

(əhĭth`əfĕl), in the Bible, David's counselor who joined with Absalom against David. He killed himself when Absalom ignored his counsel. He may have been the grandfather of Bath-sheba. The Vulgate form of the name is Achitophel.

Ahithophel

, Achitophel Old Testament
a member of David's council, who became one of Absalom's advisers in his rebellion and hanged himself when his advice was overruled (II Samuel 15:12--17:23)
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