(ak' kuhb) Personal name possibly meaning, “protector,” or “protected one.” 1. Descendant of Solomon in post-exilic Judah about 420 B.C. (1 Chronicles 3:24). 2. Gatekeeper of the Temple after the return from Exile (1 Chronicles 9:17;
Nehemiah 11:19). They were Levites (Nehemiah 12:25). Since “the children of Akkub” are mentioned (Nehemiah 7:45), the family apparently served for several generations, with more than one person in the family line named Akkub. 3. A Levite who helped Ezra teach the Law to God's returned people (Nehemiah 8:7). He may have been related to 2. 4. The head of another family of Temple staff personnel (Ezra 2:45).
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