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Ahimelech (son of Abiathar)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahimelech, Son of Abiathar
Ahimelech, Son of Abiathar (אֲחִימֶלֶךְ‎, achimelekh). A priest descended from Ithamar who helped David organize the priests (2 Sam 8:15; 1 Chr 24:3, 6, 31).
Ahimelech, Son of Ahitub
Ahimelech, Son of Ahitub (אֲחִימֶלֶךְ‎, achimelekh). A priest at Nob and father of David’s high priest Abiathar (1 Sam 21:1–2, 8; 22:9–20; 23:6; 30:7). Ahimelech may have also been called Ahijah the son of Ahitub (1 Sam 14:3, 18), but this is not certain.Ahimelech represents all the information available
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahimelech (Person)
AHIMELECH (PERSON) [Heb ʾăḥı̂melek (אֲחִימֶלֶך‎)]. 1. The son of Ahitub, and father of Abiathar (1 Sam 21:2–10—Eng 21:1–9; 22:9–20; 23:6; 30:7). Ahimelech is sometimes identified with Ahijah (1 Sam 14:3, 18), but it is more likely that Ahijah is his brother (McCarter, 1 Samuel AB, 239). If true, this
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ahimelech
Ahimelech. 1. A priest at Nob who aided David in his flight from Saul (1 Sm 21:1–9). When he was asked for food, all that he could provide was the holy bread in the tabernacle (Jesus referred to this incident in Mt 12:1–8). Doeg the Edomite subsequently reported this action to Saul, who ordered Ahimelech
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahimelech (son of Abiathar)
2. A son of Abiathar and grandson of the above (1 Ch. 24:3, 6, 21). In a list of the heads of departments under David, this Ahimelech, the son of David’s friend Abiathar, is mentioned as sharing with Zadok a high position in the priesthood. In this capacity he later shared with David and Zadok in the
Ahimelech
Ahimelech ə-himʹə-lek [Heb. aḥîmeleḵ—‘brother of a king’ or ‘my brother is king’].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ahimelech
AHIMELECH1. A priest at Nob who aided David in his flight from Saul (1 Sm 21:1–9). When he was asked for food, all he could provide was the holy bread in the tabernacle (Jesus referred to this incident in Mt 12:1–8). Doeg the Edomite subsequently reported this action to Saul, who ordered Ahimelech put
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ahimelech
Ahimelech (uh-him´uh-lek; Heb., “my brother is king”).1 The son of Ahitub and priest of Nob to whom David fled from the wrath of Saul (1 Sam. 21:1–15). In response to David’s claim to being on a secret mission from King Saul, Ahimelech provided David and his men with “holy bread” (see Matt. 12:3–4).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ahimelech
AHIMELECH1. A son of Ahitub, a priest at Nob (1 Sam 22:9), from whom David, pretending to be on King Saul’s business, received showbread for food and the sword of Goliath when he fled from Saul (1 Sam 21:1–9). (Mk 2:26 places this event in the time of Abiathar [q.v.], son of Ahimelech.) Ahimelech’s
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ahimelech
AHIMELECH (Heb. ’aḥîmeleḵ, ‘brother of a king’, ‘my brother is king’). The name is also found on the ostraca from Samaria and an ancient Hebrew seal. 1. Son of Ahitub and father of Abiathar. He was priest at Nob and gave David the showbread and Goliath’s sword, for which he was killed by Saul (1 Sa.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abimelech
Abimelech (Heb. ʾăḇɩ̂meleḵ)1. The king of Gerar who, believing Sarah to be Abraham’s sister, took her for his own spouse (Gen. 20:2) until God revealed to him that she was Abraham’s wife and death would be the result of his molesting her. Abimelech also appears in a similar story involving Rebekah
Ahimelech
Ahimelech (Heb. ʾăḥɩ̂meleḵ)1. The son of Ahitub of the house of Eli (1 Sam. 22:9) and the father of Abiathar (30:7). He was high priest during the reign of Saul at Nob (21:1 [MT 2]), the chief sanctuary of Yahweh after the fall of Shiloh.Ahimelech aided David during his flight from Saul (1 Sam.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ahimelech
Ahim´elech (brother of the king).1. Son of Ahitub, 1 Sam. 22:11, 12, and high priest at 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. [Abiathar.] (b.c. 1085–1060.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ahimelech
AHIM´ELECH (a-himʹe-lek; “brother of the king”).1. High priest of the Jews and the son of Ahitub (1 Sam. 22:11) and father of Abiathar (v. 20); he was probably the same as Ahijah (which see). He was a descendant of the line of Ithamar through Eli (1 Chron. 24:3, 6; Josephus Ant. 5.11.5; 8.1.3). When
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Relatives
Abiathar Father
Jonathan Brother
Ithamar Relative
Ahimelech Grandfather
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