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Doeg
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An Edomite who was Saul’s chief herdsman. Doeg killed the priests at Nob who had assisted David (1 Sam 21:7; 1 Sam 22:9–18).Doeg is also mentioned in the title of Psalm 52. Later Jewish writings (e.g., b. Soṭ. 21a; b. Sanh. 106b) portray him as a great—but wicked—scholar.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Doeg
Doeg (דּוֹאֵג‎, do'eg). An Edomite who was Saul’s chief herdsman. Doeg killed the priests at Nob who had assisted David (1 Sam 21:7; 1 Sam 22:9–18).Doeg is also mentioned in the title of Psalm 52. Later Jewish writings (e.g., b. Soṭ. 21a; b. Sanh. 106b) portray him as a great—but wicked—scholar.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Doeg (Person)
DOEG (PERSON) [Heb dōʾēg (דֹּאֵג‎); dôʾeg (דֹּואֶג) ]. An Edomite in the service of King Saul (1 Sam 21:8; 22:9, 18; Ps 52:2). The etymology of the name is unknown—perhaps it is a shortened form of a theophoric name with confessional and/or trusting character “(God NN) cares about/has cared about.”
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Doeg
Doeg. Official of Saul who was commanded to slay the innocent priests at Nob (1 Sm 21; 22). An Edomite, he was either a proselyte or a prominent Edomite chieftain captured by Saul (1 Sm 14:47). He was subsequently given supervision over Saul’s flocks (1 Sm 21:7; cf. 1 Chr 27:30, where David had a foreign
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Doeg
Doeg dōʹeg [Heb. dô’ēg̱, dō’ēg̱]. “The Edomite,” a servant of Saul who watched David’s encounter with the priest Ahimelech and then denounced the priest to the king. Later he executed the king’s command to slay the priests at Nob. The position he held is described as that of “the chief of Saul’s
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Doeg
DOEG Official of Saul who was commanded to kill the innocent priests at Nob (1 Sm 21–22). An Edomite, he was either a proselyte or a prominent Edomite chieftain captured by Saul (14:47). He was subsequently given supervision over Saul’s flocks (21:7; cf. 1 Chr 27:30, where David had a foreign head over
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Doeg
Doeg (doh´ig), “the Edomite,” an unscrupulous henchman of Saul (1 Sam. 21–22). He witnessed Ahimelech, a priest in Nob, giving assistance to David. Doeg reported Ahimelech’s action to Saul, who, ignoring Ahimelech’s protestation of faith in David’s loyalty, ordered all the priests of Nob slain. Most
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Doeg
DOEG. An Edomite who served King Saul. His name means “timid, anxious.” He was “the chiefest of the herdmen that belonged to Saul” (1 Sam 21:7). “As herds would form the main part of Saul’s wealth, his chief herdsman would be a person of importance” (Pulpit Commentary, IV, 396).When David, fleeing from
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Doeg
Doeg (Heb. dōʾēg̱)The Edomite chief of Saul’s shepherds who observed David at Nob during David’s flight from Saul. Claiming to be on a royal errand for Saul, David had deceived Ahimelech, the chief priest of Nob, who then permitted David to take both the holy bread from the sanctuary and the sword
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Doeg
Doeg [dōˊĭg] (Heb. dô˒ēg̱, dō˒ēg̱). An Edomite who was chief of Saul’s herdsmen (1 Sam. 21:7). Detained before the Lord at Nob (so that the priest might pronounce him free of leprosy [see Lev. 13:4], or because he wished to be received into the Israelite community), Doeg witnessed Ahimelech the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Doeg
DOEG An Edomite who was head of the shepherds in the service of King Saul (1 Sam 21:7; 22:9, 18). Doeg spied on David when he fled to the sanctuary of Nob and received bread from Ahimelech. This was reported to Saul (1 Sam 22:9–10), and the king condemned Ahimelech to death along with the other priests
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Doeg
Do´eg (fearful), an Idumean, chief of Saul’s herdmen. (b.c. 1062.) He was at Nob when Ahimelech gave David the sword of Goliath, and not only gave information to Saul, but when others declined the office, himself executed the king’s order to destroy the priests of Nob, with their families, to the number
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Doeg
DO´EG (dōʹeg). An Edomite, and chief of Saul’s herdsmen (“keeper of the king’s mules,” Josephus Ant. 6.12.1). He was at Nob when Ahimelech gave David assistance by furnishing him with consecrated bread and the sword of Goliath (1 Sam. 21:7). Doeg informed the king of this, and, when others refused to
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