"Judicial Instrumentality in the Ahimelech Story." In Early Jewish and Christian Exegesis: Studies in Memory of William H.
(61) Ibid., 545; Mabee, "Judicial Instrumentality in the Ahimelech Story", 29.
Doeg reported that David, fleeing the wrath of King Saul, had stopped at Nob, the site of the Sanctuary, where Ahimelech
the priest inquired of the Lord for him (I Sam.
Mabee, C., <<Judicial Instrumentality in the Ahimelech
Story>>, en Evans, C.
What he really meant was that Ahimelech
was the high priest.
Mark 2:26 states that King David ate the holy bread when Abiathar was high priest but the correct name for the high priest then was Ahimelech
. There are historical, geographical and chronological inaccuracies and inconsistencies in Daniel, Tobit, Judith and Esther such that Renan declared that "the book of Judith is a historical impossibility." (24) Thus, if the bible contains statements that are factually incongruous, why then should the bible be considered inerrant?
An integral part of the museum's display of masterpieces of the Bolognese-Roman school, it joins other baroque depictions of the story, notably Pietro Novelli's David with the Head of Goliath (1630s), Aert de Gelder's Ahimelech
Giving the Sword of Goliath to David (c.
Doeg, who denounced David and Ahimelech
before Saul, was a slanderer (1 Sam.
Second, after David has become a fugitive from Saul's wrath, Saul discovers through the sycophant, Doeg the Edomite, that David has been treated kindly by the priest Ahimelech