The Holy Prophet Akhiah (Ahijah)
Commemorated on November 12
The Holy Prophet Akhiah (Ahijah), (cf. 1  Kings 11: 29ff) – was a contemporary of Solomon, and was born in the city of Silom. The prophet predicted to Jeroboam his kingly rule over the 10 Tribes of Israel, which God would grant him, snatching them away from the hands of Solomon. Afterwards Akhiah predicted to Jeroboam the perishing of all his line. All the predictions of the prophet were fulfilled. The Prophet Ahiah died in old age 960 years before the Birth of Christ.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.