→ 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)...
Another king of Gerar int he time of Isaac, of whom a similar narrative is recorded in relation to Rebekah. (Genesis 26:1) etc. (B.C. 1817.)
* See other occurrences of the same term: Abimelech.
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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