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Abimelech | King Achish

 

Arabic language: أبيمالك.

(father of the king), the name of several Philistine kings, was probably a common title of these kings, like that of Pharaoh among the Egyptians and that of Caesar and Augustus among the Romans. Hence in the title of (Psalms 34:1)...

The name of Abimelech is given to the king, who is called Achish in (1 Samuel 21:11)

 

* See other occurrences of the same term: Abimelech.

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