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ahimelech


ahimelech


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ahimelech 
  brother  of  the  king,  the  son  of  Ahitub  and  father  of  Abiathar  (1 
  Sam.  22:20-23).  He  descended  from  Eli  in  the  line  of  Ithamar.  In 
  1  Chr.  18:16  he  is  called  Abimelech,  and  is  probably  the  same  as 
  Ahiah  (1  Sam.  14:3,  18).  He  was  the  twelfth  high  priest,  and 
  officiated  at  Nob,  where  he  was  visited  by  David  (to  whom  and 
  his  companions  he  gave  five  loaves  of  the  showbread)  when  he 
  fled  from  Saul  (1  Sam.  21:1-9).  He  was  summoned  into  Saul's 
  presence,  and  accused,  on  the  information  of  Doeg  the  Edomite, 
  of  disloyalty  because  of  his  kindness  to  David;  whereupon  the 
  king  commanded  that  he  with  the  other  priests  who  stood  beside 
  him  (86  in  all),  should  be  put  to  death.  This  sentence  was 
  carried  into  execution  by  Doeg  in  the  most  cruel  manner  (1  Sam. 
  22:9-23).  Possibly  Abiathar  had  a  son  also  called  Ahimelech,  or 
  the  two  names  as  some  think,  may  have  been  accidentally 
  transposed  in  2  Sam.  8:17;  1  Chr.  18:16,  marg.;  24:3,  6,  31. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ahimelech,  my  brother  is  a  king;  my  king's  brother