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Phicol
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Phicol
Phicol (פִּיכֹל‎, pikhol). The commander of Abimelech’s army (Gen 21:22, 32; 26:26).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Phicol (Person)
PHICOL (PERSON) [Heb pı̂kōl (פִּיכֹל)]. An army commander who accompanied the king Abimelech when covenants were made with Abraham (Gen 21:22, 32) and Isaac (Gen 26:26). It is not likely that Phicol and Abimelech were involved with both covenants since a period of some 70 to 80 years lies between the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Phicol, Phichol
Phicol, Phichol. Commander of Abimelech’s army, mentioned in connection with his ruler’s treaty negotiations with Abraham and Isaac (Gn 21:22, 32; 26:26, kjv Phichol). The presence of an army commander was in stark contrast to Abraham’s relatively more vulnerable position, but the adversaries acknowledged
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Phicol
Phicol fīʹkōl [Heb. pîḵōl—‘mouth of all’ (?); Gk. Phikol]; AV PHICHOL. Commander of the Philistine army in the time of Abraham (Gen. 21:22, 32) and Isaac (26:26). The mention of both the Philistine king, Abimelech, and the Philistine commander, Phicol, in similar events involving Abraham and Isaac
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Phichol, Phicol
PHICHOL*, PHICOL Commander of Abimelech’s army, mentioned in connection with his ruler’s treaty negotiations with Abraham and Isaac (Gn 21:22, 32; 26:26). The presence of an army commander should have indicated Abraham’s vulnerability, but the adversaries acknowledged the superior power of Abraham’s
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Phicol
Phicol (fi´kol), the commander of Abimelech’s army. Phicol witnessed the agreement between Abimelech and Abraham at Beer-sheba (Gen. 21:22) and, later, the agreement between Abimelech and Isaac at Gerar (26:26). See also Abimelech.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Phichol
PHICHOL. Chief captain of the army of the Philistine king Abimelech in the days of Abraham (Gen 21:22, 32) and Isaac (Gen 26:26).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Phicol
Phicol (Heb. pɩ̂ḵōl)The Philistine commander in chief who witnessed Abimelech’s covenants with Abraham at Beer-sheba (Gen. 21:22, 32) and Isaac at Gerar (26:26). The name may be a title rather than a personal name.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Phicol
Phicol [fīˊkŏ1) (Heb. pîḵōl). The Philistine commander-in-chief who witnessed Abimelech’s covenants with Abraham at Beer-sheba (Gen. 21:22, 32; KJV “Phichol”) and Isaac at Gerar (26:26). The name may be a title rather than a personal name.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Phicol
PHICOL The army commander of Abimelech, who had dealings with the patriarchs (Gen 21:22, 32; 26:26).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Phichol
Phi´chol (strong), chief captain of the army of Abimelech, king of the Philistines of Gerar in the days of both Abraham, Gen. 21:22, 32, and Isaac. Gen. 26:26. (b.c. 1900.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Phicol
PHI´COL (fīʹkol). Commander of the army of Abimelech, the Philistine king of Gerar (Gen. 21:22, 32; 26:26), about 1980 b.c.