(brother of the king).
Son of Ahitub, (1 Samuel 22:11,12) and high priest of Nob in the days of Saul. He gave David the shew bread to eat, and the sword of Goliath; and for so doing was put to death, with his whole house, by Saul's order. Abiathar alone escaped. (B.C. 1085-1060.)
* See other occurrences of the same term: Ahimelech.
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