DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for: [Show options]

[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

2 definitions found

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Ahimelech
    brother of the king, the son of Ahitub and father of Abiathar (1
    Sam. 22:20-23). He descended from Eli in the line of Ithamar. In
    1 Chr. 18:16 he is called Abimelech, and is probably the same as
    Ahiah (1 Sam. 14:3, 18). He was the twelfth high priest, and
    officiated at Nob, where he was visited by David (to whom and
    his companions he gave five loaves of the showbread) when he
    fled from Saul (1 Sam. 21:1-9). He was summoned into Saul's
    presence, and accused, on the information of Doeg the Edomite,
    of disloyalty because of his kindness to David; whereupon the
    king commanded that he, with the other priests who stood beside
    him (86 in all), should be put to death. This sentence was
    carried into execution by Doeg in the most cruel manner (1 Sam.
    22:9-23). Possibly Abiathar had a son also called Ahimelech, or
    the two names, as some think, may have been accidentally
    transposed in 2 Sam. 8:17; 1 Chr. 18:16, marg.; 24:3, 6, 31.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Ahimelech, my brother is a king; my king's brother