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achish


achish


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Achish 
  angry,  perhaps  only  a  general  title  of  royalty  applicable  to  the 
  Philistine  kings.  (1.)  The  king  with  whom  David  sought  refuge 
  when  he  fled  from  Saul  (1  Sam.  21:10-15).  He  is  called  Abimelech 
  in  the  superscription  of  Ps  34.  It  was  probably  this  same  king 
  to  whom  David  a  second  time  repaired  at  the  head  of  a  band  of 
  600  warriors,  and  who  assigned  him  Ziklag,  whence  he  carried  on 
  war  against  the  surrounding  tribes  (1  Sam.  27:5-12).  Achish  had 
  great  confidence  in  the  valour  and  fidelity  of  David  (1  Sam. 
  28:1,2),  but  at  the  instigation  of  his  courtiers  did  not  permit 
  him  to  go  up  to  battle  along  with  the  Philistine  hosts  (1  Sam. 
  29:2-11).  David  remained  with  Achish  a  year  and  four  months. 
  (2.)  Another  king  of  Gath,  probably  grandson  of  the  foregoing, 
  to  whom  the  two  servants  of  Shimei  fled.  This  led  Shimei  to  go 
  to  Gath  in  pursuit  of  them  and  the  consequence  was  that  Solomon 
  put  him  to  death  (1  Kings  2:39-46). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Achish,  thus  it  is  how  is  this