Abimelech
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Abimelech

father of the king

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Abimelech

(father of the king), the name of several Philistine kings, was probably a common title of these kings, like that of Pharaoh among the Egyptians and that of Caesar and Augustus among the Romans. Hence in the title of (Psalms 34:1) ... the name of Abimelech is given to the king, who is called Achish in (1 Samuel 21:11)

  1. A Philistine, king of Gerar, Genesis 20,21, who, exercising the right claimed by Eastern princes of collecting all the beautiful women of their dominions into their harem, (Genesis 12:15; Esther 2:3) sent for and took Sarah. A similar account is given of Abraham's conduct of this occasion to that of his behavior towards Pharaoh. [ABRAHAM] (B.C. 1920.)
  2. Another king of Gerar int he time of Isaac, of whom a similar narrative is recorded in relation to Rebekah. (Genesis 26:1) etc. (B.C. 1817.)
  3. Son of the judge Gideon by his Shechemite concubine. (Judges 8:31) (B.C. 1322-1319.) After his father's death he murdered all his brethren, 70 in number, with the exception of Jotham, the youngest, who concealed himself; and he then persuaded the Shechemites to elect him king. Shechem now became an independent state. After Abimelech had reigned three years, the citizens of Shechem rebelled. He was absent at the time, but he returned and quelled the insurrection. Shortly after he stormed and took Thebez, but was struck on the head by a woman with the fragment of a millstone, comp. (2 Samuel 11:21) and lest he should be said to have died by a woman, he bade his armor-bearer slay him.
  4. A son of Abiathar. (1 Chronicles 18:16)
ATS Bible Dictionary
Abimelech

1. King of Gerar of the Philistines, who took Sarah into his harem; but being warned of God in a dream, he restored her to Abraham, and gave him 1,000 pieces of silver as a "covering of the eyes" for Sarah, that is, as an atoning present, and to be a testimony of her innocence in the eyes of all. He afterwards made a league with Abraham, Genesis 20:1-18.

2. Another king of Gerar, probably son of the former, and contemporary with Isaac. He rebuked Isaac for dissimulation in regard to Rebekah, and afterwards made a new league with him at Beersheba, Genesis 26:1-35.

3. A son of Gideon by a concubine, made himself king of Shechem after his father's death, and slew his father's seventy sons on one stone, only Jotham the youngest being left. Jotham reproached the Shechemites for their conduct, in his celebrated fable to the trees. Three years afterwards, they rose against Abimelech; he defeated them, and destroyed their city, but as he was attacking Thebez, a woman threw down a piece of millstone on his head, which so injured him, that he called to his armor bearer to slay him, Jud 9:1- 57.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
My father a king, or father of a king, a common name of the Philistine kings, as "Pharaoh" was of the Egyptian kings.

(1.) The Philistine king of Gerar in the time of Abraham (Genesis 20:1-18). By an interposition of Providence, Sarah was delivered from his harem, and was restored to her husband Abraham. As a Mark of respect he gave to Abraham valuable gifts, and offered him a settlement in any part of his country; while at the same time he delicately and yet severely rebuked him for having practised a deception upon him in pretending that Sarah was only his sister. Among the gifts presented by the king were a thousand pieces of silver as a "covering of the eyes" for Sarah; i.e., either as an atoning gift and a testimony of her innocence in the sight of all, or rather for the purpose of procuring a veil for Sarah to conceal her beauty, and thus as a reproof to her for not having worn a veil which, as a married woman, she ought to have done. A few years after this Abimelech visited Abraham, who had removed southward beyond his territory, and there entered into a league of peace and friendship with him. This league was the first of which we have any record. It was confirmed by a mutual oath at Beer-sheba (Genesis 21:22-34).

(2.) A king of Gerar in the time of Isaac, probably the son of the preceeding (Genesis 26:1-22). Isaac sought refuge in his territory during a famine, and there he acted a part with reference to his wife Rebekah similar to that of his father Abraham with reference to Sarah. Abimelech rebuked him for the deception, which he accidentally discovered. Isaac settled for a while here, and prospered. Abimelech desired him, however, to leave his territory, which Isaac did. Abimelech afterwards visited him when he was encamped at Beer-sheba, and expressed a desire to renew the covenant which had been entered into between their fathers (Genesis 26:26-31).

(3.) A son of Gideon (Judges 9:1), who was proclaimed king after the death of his father (Judges 8:33-9:6). One of his first Acts was to murder his brothers, seventy in number, "on one stone," at Ophrah. Only one named Jotham escaped. He was an unprincipled, ambitious ruler, often engaged in war with his own subjects. When engaged in reducing the town of Thebez, which had revolted, he was struck mortally on his head by a mill-stone, thrown by the hand of a woman from the wall above. Perceiving that the wound was mortal, he desired his armour-bearer to thrust him through with his sword, that it might not be said he had perished by the hand of a woman (Judges 9:50-57).

(4.) The son of Abiathar, and high priest in the time of David (1 Chronicles 18:16). In the parallel passage, 2 Samuel 8:17, we have the name Ahimelech, and Abiathar, the son of Ahimelech. This most authorities consider the more correct reading.

(5.) Achish, king of Gath, in the title of Psalm 34. (Comp. 1 Samuel 21:10-15.)

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABIMELECH

a-bim'-e-lek ('abhimelekh, "father of a king"): A name borne by five Old Testament persons.

(1) The name of two kings of Philistia; the first was a contemporary of Abraham, the second, probably son of the former, was king in the days of Isaac. It is quite possible that Abimelech was the royal title rather than the personal name, since in the title of Psalm 34 we find it applied to the king of Gath, elsewhere known by his personal name, Achish (1 Samuel 27:2, 3). Shortly after the destruction of Sodom Abraham journeyed with his herds and flocks into the extreme Southeast country of Palestine (Genesis 20). While sojourning at Gerar, the city of Abimelech, king of the Philistine country, he made believe that Sarah was his sister (Genesis 20:2), and Abimelech took her, intending to make her one of his wives. But God rebuked him in a dream, besides sending barrenness on the women of his household (Genesis 20:3, 17). After Abimelech had reproved Abraham most justly for the deception, he dealt generously with him, loading him with presents and granting him the liberty of the land (Genesis 20:14, 15). When contention had arisen between the servants of the two men over the wells of water the two men made a covenant at a well, which took its name, Beersheba, from this fact of covenantmaking (Genesis 21:31, 32).

(2) Nearly a century later than the events connected with the first Abimelech, as outlined above, a second Abimelech, king of the Philistines, is mentioned in relations with Isaac (Genesis 26), who in time of grievous famine went down from his home, probably at Hebron, to Gerar. Fearing for his life because of his beautiful wife, Rebekah, he called her his sister, just as Abraham had done with reference to Sarah. Neither Abimelech nor any of his people took Rebekah to wife-quite a variation from the Abrahamic incident; but when the falsehood was detected, he upbraided Isaac for what might have happened, continuing nevertheless to treat him most graciously. Isaac continued to dwell in the vicinity of Gerar, until contention between his herdsmen and those of Abimelech became too violent; then he moved away by stages, reopening the wells digged (dug) by his father (Genesis 26:18-22). Finally, a covenant was made between Abimelech and Isaac at Beersheba, just as had been made between Abraham and the first Abimelech (Genesis 26:26-33). The two kings of Philistia were probably father and son.

(3) The title of Psalm 34 mentions another Abimelech, who in all probability is the same as Achish king of Gath (1 Samuel 21:10-22:1); with whom David sought refuge when fleeing from Saul, and with whom he was dwelling at the time of the Philistine invasion of Israel, which cost Saul his kingdom and his life (1 Samuel 27). It appears from this that Abimelech was the royal title, and not the personal name of the Philistine kings.

(4) A son of Gideon (Judges 9) who aspired to be king after the death of his father, and did rule three years (Judges 9:22). He first won the support of the members of his mother's family and their recommendation of himself to all Israel (Judges 9:3, 4). He then murdered all the sons of his father, seventy in number, at Ophrah, the family home in the tribe of Manasseh, Jotham the youngest son alone escaping (Judges 9:5). After this Abimelech was made ruler by an assembly of the people at Shechem. An insurrection led by Gaal the son of Ebed having broken out in Shechem, Abimelech, although he succeeded in capturing that city, was wounded to death by a mill-stone, which a woman dropped from the wall upon his head, while he was storming the citadel of Thebez, into which the defeated rebels had retreated, after that city also had been taken (Judges 9:50-53). Finding that he was mortally wounded and in order to avoid the shame of death at a woman's hand, he required his armor-bearer to kill him with his sword (Judges 9:54). His cruel treatment of the Shechemites (Judges 9:46-49), when they took refuge from him in their strong tower, was a just judgment for their acquiescence in his crimes (Judges 9:20, 57); while his own miserable death was retribution for his bloody deeds (Judges 9:56).

(5) A priest in the days of David; a descendant of Ithamar and Eli, and son of Abiathar (1 Chronicles 18:16). In the Septuagint and in 1 Chronicles 24 he is called Ahimelech; but is not to be confused with Ahimelech, the father of Abiathar, and therefore his grandfather. He shared with Zadok, of the line of Ithamar, the priestly office in the reign of David (1 Chronicles 24:31).

Edward Mack

Strong's Hebrew
276. Achuzzath -- "possession," a friend of Abimelech
... 275, 276. Achuzzath. 277 . "possession," a friend of Abimelech. Transliteration:
Achuzzath Phonetic Spelling: (akh-ooz-zath') Short Definition: Ahuzzath. ...
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6369. Pikol -- commander of Abimelech's army
... 6368, 6369. Pikol. 6370 . commander of Abimelech's army. Transliteration:
Pikol Phonetic Spelling: (pee-kole') Short Definition: Phicol. ...
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2083. Zebul -- an officer of Abimelech
... 2082, 2083. Zebul. 2084 . an officer of Abimelech. Transliteration:
Zebul Phonetic Spelling: (zeb-ool') Short Definition: Zebul. ...
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40. Abimelek -- "father is king," a Philistine name, also an ...
... "father is king," a Philistine name, also an Israelite name. Transliteration: Abimelek
Phonetic Spelling: (ab-ee-mel'-ek) Short Definition: Abimelech. ... Abimelech. ...
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Library

The Crowning of Abimelech
... STORIES III THE CROWNING OF ABIMELECH. ... And his concubine that was in Sechem,
she also bare him a son, and he called his name Abimelech. ...
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The Case of Abimelech and his House Examined.
... Book II. Chapter 30 [XV.]"The Case of Abimelech and His House Examined.
Then, again, as to the passage which he has adduced from ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 30 xv the case of.htm

Concerning Abimelech; and Concerning Ismael the Son of Abraham ...
... CHAPTER 12. Concerning Abimelech; And Concerning Ismael The Son Of Abraham;
And Concerning The Arabians, Who Were His Posterity. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 12 concerning abimelech and.htm

But on the Death of Gideon, his Son Abimelech...
... The Sacred History Of Sulpitius Severus. Book I. Chapter XXVI. But on
the death of Gideon, his son Abimelech� But on the death ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter xxvi but on the.htm

Of Lot's Deliverance from Sodom, and Its Consumption by Fire from ...
... Book XVI. Chapter 30."Of Lot's Deliverance from Sodom, and Its Consumption by Fire
from Heaven; And of Abimelech, Whose Lust Could Not Harm Sarah's Chastity. ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 30 of lots deliverance from.htm

That the Judges who Succeeded Gideon Made War with the Adjoining ...
... seventy sons that were legitimate, for he had many wives; but he had also one that
was spurious, by his concubine Drumah, whose name was Abimelech, who, after ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 7 that the judges.htm

The Pelagians Argue that God Sometimes Closes the Womb in Anger ...
... When Abraham, struck with fear among a foreign nation, said that Sarah, his wife,
was his sister, it is said that Abimelech, the king of the country, abducted ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 27 the pelagians argue that.htm

Abraham, the Man of Prayer
... Fearing that Abimelech might kill him and appropriate Sarah his wife to his own
lustful uses, he deceived Abimelech by claiming that Sarah was his sister. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bounds/prayer and praying men/iii abraham the man of.htm

Concerning the Sons of Isaac, Esau and Jacob; of their Nativity ...
... commanded him. Here Abimelech the king received him, because Abraham had
formerly lived with him, and had been his friend. And as ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 18 concerning the sons.htm

Psalm LII.
... the Psalm hath: "At the end, understanding of David, when there came Doeg the Edomite
and told Saul, David hath come into the house of Abimelech:" whereas we ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm lii.htm

Thesaurus
Abimelech (63 Occurrences)
... A few years after this Abimelech visited Abraham, who had removed southward beyond
his territory, and there entered into a league of peace and friendship with ...
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Abimelech's (4 Occurrences)
...Abimelech's (4 Occurrences). Genesis 20:18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the
wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife. (See NIV). ...
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Zebul (5 Occurrences)
... Habitation, the governor of Shechem under Abimelech (Judges 9:28, 30, 36). ... With Moore
(Judges, 255;) we may translate it thus: "Who is Abimelech? ...
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Townsmen (18 Occurrences)
... Judges 9:3 So his mother's family said all this about him in the ears of all the
townsmen of Shechem: and their hearts were turned to Abimelech, for they said ...
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Gaal (10 Occurrences)
... Loathing, the son of Ebed, in whom the Shechemites "placed their confidence" when
they became discontented with Abimelech. ... See also ABIMELECH. ...
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Abim'elech (58 Occurrences)
... Abimelech, Abim'elech. Abimelech's . ... Genesis 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah
his wife: 'She is my sister.' And Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. ...
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Jerubbaal (15 Occurrences)
... Judges 9:1 Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's brothers,
and spoke with them, and with all the family of the house of his mother's ...
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Thebez (3 Occurrences)
...Abimelech led his army against this place, because of its participation in the
conspiracy of the men of Shechem; but as he drew near to the strong tower to ...
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Gerar (10 Occurrences)
... A region; lodging-place, a very ancient town and district in the south border of
Palestine, which was ruled over by a king named Abimelech (Genesis 10:19; 20:1 ...
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Citizens (28 Occurrences)
... Judges 9:3 His mother's brothers spoke of him in the ears of all the men of Shechem
all these words: and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech; for they ...
/c/citizens.htm - 15k

Concordance
Abimelech (63 Occurrences)

Genesis 20:2
Abraham said about Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 20:3
But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man, because of the woman whom you have taken. For she is a man's wife."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 20:4
Now Abimelech had not come near her. He said, "Lord, will you kill even a righteous nation?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 20:8
Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ear. The men were very scared.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 20:9
Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, "What have you done to us? How have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds to me that ought not to be done!"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 20:10
Abimelech said to Abraham, "What did you see, that you have done this thing?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 20:14
Abimelech took sheep and cattle, male servants and female servants, and gave them to Abraham, and restored Sarah, his wife, to him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 20:15
Abimelech said, "Behold, my land is before you. Dwell where it pleases you."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 20:17
Abraham prayed to God. God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his female servants, and they bore children.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 20:18
For Yahweh had closed up tight all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 21:22
It happened at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his army spoke to Abraham, saying, "God is with you in all that you do.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 21:25
Abraham complained to Abimelech because of a water well, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 21:26
Abimelech said, "I don't know who has done this thing. Neither did you tell me, neither did I hear of it, until today."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 21:27
Abraham took sheep and cattle, and gave them to Abimelech. Those two made a covenant.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 21:29
Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves mean?"
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Genesis 21:32
So they made a covenant at Beersheba. Abimelech rose up with Phicol, the captain of his army, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 26:1
There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, to Gerar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 26:8
It happened, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was caressing Rebekah, his wife.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 26:9
Abimelech called Isaac, and said, "Behold, surely she is your wife. Why did you say,'She is my sister?'" Isaac said to him, "Because I said,'Lest I die because of her.'"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 26:10
Abimelech said, "What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt on us!"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 26:11
Abimelech commanded all the people, saying, "He who touches this man or his wife will surely be put to death."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 26:16
Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go from us, for you are much mightier than we."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 26:26
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his army.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 8:31
His concubine who was in Shechem, she also bore him a son, and he named him Abimelech.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:1
Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's brothers, and spoke with them, and with all the family of the house of his mother's father, saying,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:3
His mother's brothers spoke of him in the ears of all the men of Shechem all these words: and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech; for they said, "He is our brother."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:4
They gave him seventy pieces of silver out of the house of Baal Berith, with which Abimelech hired vain and light fellows, who followed him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:6
All the men of Shechem assembled themselves together, and all the house of Millo, and went and made Abimelech king, by the oak of the pillar that was in Shechem.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:16
"Now therefore, if you have dealt truly and righteously, in that you have made Abimelech king, and if you have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house, and have done to him according to the deserving of his hands
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Judges 9:18
and you have risen up against my father's house this day, and have slain his sons, seventy persons, on one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his female servant, king over the men of Shechem, because he is your brother);
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:19
if you then have dealt truly and righteously with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, then rejoice in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:20
but if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:21
Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and lived there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:22
Abimelech was prince over Israel three years.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:23
God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:24
that the violence done to the seventy sons of Jerubbaal might come, and that their blood might be laid on Abimelech their brother, who killed them, and on the men of Shechem, who strengthened his hands to kill his brothers.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:25
The men of Shechem set an ambush for him on the tops of the mountains, and they robbed all who came along that way by them: and it was told Abimelech.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:27
They went out into the field, and gathered their vineyards, and trod the grapes, and held festival, and went into the house of their god, and did eat and drink, and cursed Abimelech.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:28
Gaal the son of Ebed said, "Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we should serve him? Isn't he the son of Jerubbaal? and Zebul his officer? Serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem: but why should we serve him?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:29
Would that this people were under my hand! Then I would remove Abimelech." He said to Abimelech, "Increase your army, and come out!"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:31
He sent messengers to Abimelech craftily, saying, "Behold, Gaal the son of Ebed and his brothers are come to Shechem; and behold, they constrain the city to take part against you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:34
Abimelech rose up, and all the people who were with him, by night, and they laid wait against Shechem in four companies.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:35
Gaal the son of Ebed went out, and stood in the entrance of the gate of the city: and Abimelech rose up, and the people who were with him, from the ambush.
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Judges 9:38
Then Zebul said to him, "Now where is your mouth, that you said,'Who is Abimelech, that we should serve him?' Isn't this the people that you have despised? Go out now, please, and fight with them."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:39
Gaal went out before the men of Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:40
Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him, and many fell wounded, even to the entrance of the gate.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:41
Abimelech lived at Arumah: and Zebul drove out Gaal and his brothers, that they should not dwell in Shechem.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:42
It happened on the next day, that the people went out into the field; and they told Abimelech.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:44
Abimelech, and the companies that were with him, rushed forward, and stood in the entrance of the gate of the city: and the two companies rushed on all who were in the field, and struck them.
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Judges 9:45
Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he took the city, and killed the people who were therein: and he beat down the city, and sowed it with salt.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 9:47
It was told Abimelech that all the men of the tower of Shechem were gathered together.
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Judges 9:48
Abimelech got him up to Mount Zalmon, he and all the people who were with him; and Abimelech took an axe in his hand, and cut down a bough from the trees, and took it up, and laid it on his shoulder: and he said to the people who were with him, "What you have seen me do, make haste, and do as I have done!"
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Judges 9:49
All the people likewise each cut down his bough, and followed Abimelech, and put them at the base of the stronghold, and set the stronghold on fire on them; so that all the people of the tower of Shechem died also, about a thousand men and women.
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Judges 9:50
Then went Abimelech to Thebez, and encamped against Thebez, and took it.
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Judges 9:52
Abimelech came to the tower, and fought against it, and drew near to the door of the tower to burn it with fire.
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Judges 9:53
A certain woman cast an upper millstone on Abimelech's head, and broke his skull.
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Judges 9:55
When the men of Israel saw that Abimelech was dead, they departed every man to his place.
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Judges 9:56
Thus God requited the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did to his father, in killing his seventy brothers;
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Judges 10:1
After Abimelech there arose to save Israel Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar; and he lived in Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim.
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2 Samuel 11:21
who struck Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Didn't a woman cast an upper millstone on him from the wall, so that he died at Thebez? Why did you go so near the wall?' then you shall say,'Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.'"
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2 Samuel 11:22
So the man went, and came to David, and gave him all the news which Joab had sent him to give; then David was angry with Joab and said, Why did you go so near the town for the fight? was it not certain that their archers would be on the wall? who put Abimelech, the son of Jerubbaal, to death? did not a woman send a great stone down on him from the wall, putting him to death at Thebez? why did you go so near the wall?
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1 Chronicles 18:16
and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Shavsha was scribe;
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Psalms 34:1
By David; when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.Psalm 34 is an acrostic poem, with each verse starting with a letter of the alphabet (ordered from Alef to Tav). I will bless Yahweh at all times. His praise will always be in my mouth.
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Abimelech

Abimelech: King of Gerar

Abimelech: Son of Gideon

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Water-hole (25 Occurrences)

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Rider (26 Occurrences)

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Protest (37 Occurrences)

Taketh (398 Occurrences)

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