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(873-840 BCE) An advisor to King David renowned for his sagacious advice, a great Torah scholar who later abandoned the path of Torah. Ahithophel was a key protagonist in Absalom's revolt against David. He committed suicide upon realizing that the revolt would fail. According to the Midrash, Ahithophel was Batsheba's grandfather.
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Entry for 'Achitofel'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ckb/a/achitofel.html. 2012.