Abimelech

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Abimelech

(əbĭm`əlĕk), in the Bible. 1 Name or title of a king of Gerar who had various dealings with Abraham and Isaac. 2 See AhimelechAhimelech
, in the Bible. 1 Priest at Nob, brother of, or perhaps the same as, Ahijah (2.) He befriended David, and Saul had him killed. In some passages his name is reversed with that of his son, Abiathar. 2 Hittite in David's camp.
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 (1.) 3 Son of Gideon. He murdered his 70 brothers, except Jotham, and became "king."
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Abimelech

slew his 70 brothers to become ruler. [O.T.: Judges 9:5]
See: Murder
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