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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We do not know what kind of agreement he reached with Achish, but it is clear that Achish lent him support and a haven in the Philistine city of Ziklag, where David remained for a year and four months (I Sam.
Since David ruled over Judah, it is no wonder that the Philistines who received him the first time he sought refuge with Achish exclaimed, 'Why, that's David, king of the land
There he feigned madness, lest local king Achish kill him.
Carl Ehrlich, of York University in Toronto, have tentatively identified Tel As-Saffi as Gath, home to Goliath and King Achish.
31] When Achish asked David to join him in a campaign against the Israelites, David agreed.
Achish is the Phoenician version of the name Ikausu, who is mentioned in 7th century B.
David spent 16 months in Ziklag, the town Achish apportioned to him, and during that time he observed the Philistine art of warfare.
It seems that Achish was in some ways independent of his Philistine allies.
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.
The latter term refers to a band of outlaws who served as mercenaries in the Philistine army, much like the service of David and his band in the army of Achish, king of Gath.