Achish


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Achish

(ā`kĭsh), in the Bible, king of Gath with whom David took refuge. He is called Abimelech in the title of Psalm 34.
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There he feigned madness, lest local king Achish kill him.
Achish is the Phoenician version of the name Ikausu, who is mentioned in 7th century B.
the verb SMR), a notably slippery class of isoglosses for linguistic identification ("The Inscription of Achish, Governor of Eqron, and Philistine Dialect, Cult and Culture," Ugarit-Forschungen 29 [1997]: 627-39, quotations from pp.