Ahitub (Hebrew אֲחִט֡וּב, brother of goodness) (fl. 22 October 1122 BC–ca. 1097 BC) was the eighth High Priest of Israel. He served during the Judgeships of Samson and Samuel and was the father of two high priests who served during the reign of Saul.[1][2][3]


Ahitub was the son of Phinehas, son of Eli, and was the elder brother of Ichabod, the "man of no glory" born on the day that Phinehas and his brother Hophni were killed while carrying the Ark of the Covenant into battle. (1_Samuel 14:3 )


Eli, Ahitub's grandfather and predecessor, died on the day of the capture of the ark. Ahitub succeeded to his position on that day.

The Bible gives no details of his career. Because his elder son and successor Ahijah was high priest in the second year of Saul's reign, Ahitub died before then. The best estimate is that he died one year before Saul became king, after a twenty-five-year career.


  1. Barton GA, "Ahitub," The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906. Accessed January 3, 2009.
  2. Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Ahitub'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". <>. 1897.
  3. Hirsch EG, "High priest," The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906. Accessed January 3, 2009.

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