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THE STORY OF AHIKAR
     

THE STORY OF AHIKAR

by Joseph Lumpkin
 
The Story of Ahikar is one of the oldest sources of wisdom literature. Its influence can be traced through the Koran, as well as the Old and New Testaments. The oldest version, which we can only assume to be the original Papyrus, appears to have been produced circa 500 B. C. It is written in Aramaic and was discovered among the ruins of Elephantine.
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The Story of Ahikar is one of the oldest sources of wisdom literature. Its influence can be traced through the Koran, as well as the Old and New Testaments. The oldest version, which we can only assume to be the original Papyrus, appears to have been produced circa 500 B. C. It is written in Aramaic and was discovered among the ruins of Elephantine.
The earliest mention of Ahikar is in the Book of Tobit in the form of the name "Achiacharus". According to the book of Tobit, Ahikar was a relative and friend to Tobit. He was the chief counselor of the Assyrian ruler, Sennacherib. The book of Tobit mentions Nadab, Ahiker�s nephew, whom Ahikar adopted, and who sought to repay the kindness by attempting to kill his uncle. In the first chapter (verses 21, 22) you read that he was a great officer at the court of king Esarhaddon; and at the end of the book (xiv. 10) you may learn something about his story; for Tobit says to his son Tobias, "Remember, my son, how Aman handled Achiacharus that brought him up, how out of light he brought him into darkness, and how he rewarded him again; yet Achiacharus was saved, but the other had his reward, for he went down into darkness."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014339919
Publisher:
Fifth Estate
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
108 KB

Meet the Author

Joseph Lumpkin has a long and varied background in research and writing. Joseph has a Doctorate of Ministry and has acted as chaplain to several outreach programs. He was a contractor performing research and development within the U.S. Department of Defense for many years. Major projects included Hypersonic Missile Technology and Computer Clustering for Super Computers. In addition to his background in science, computers, and research, he has written for various newspapers and has authored over two dozen books on subjects of theology, religion, history of Christianity, and philosophy. Dr. Lumpkin has appeared on Radio, Television, and Internet shows as a guest speaker on subjects of Fallen Angels, Church History, Religion, Theology, the Sacred Feminine, and other subjects. Show include L.A. Talk Radio, Rainmaking Time, Cryptic Knowledge, and Threshing Floor Radio. Watch them via Dr. Lumpkin lives in Alabama with his lovely wife, Lynn, and his perfect son, Breandan. He also has a beautiful daughter, Karhma, who is an English teacher in Georgia. She has blessed her father with two wonderful grandchildren.

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