288. Achimelek
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Achimelek: "brother of a king," an Israelite name, also a Hittite name
Original Word: אֲחִימֶ֫לֶך
Part of Speech: Proper Name Masculine
Transliteration: Achimelek
Phonetic Spelling: (akh-ee-meh'-lek)
Short Definition: Ahimelech

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ach and melek
"brother of a king," an Isr. name, also a Hittite name
NASB Translation
Ahimelech (16).

אֲחִימֶ֫לֶךְ proper name, masculine (brother of Melek, Phoenician חמלך, חמלכת; see also אחיהו above)

1 priest in Saul's (David's) time 1 Samuel 21:2 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 21:3; 1 Samuel 21:9; 1 Samuel 22:14,16 (אֲחִימֶ֑לֶךְ 1 Chronicles 24:31; Psalm 52:2 = (title); son of Ahitub 1 Samuel 22:9,11 (compare12); 1 Samuel 22:20; father of Abiathar 1 Samuel 23:6; 1 Samuel 30:7; so also 2 Samuel 8:17 ᵑ6 Ew We Th Dr; where ᵑ0 ׳בןאֿביתר אחימ; whence id. wrongly 1 Chronicles 24:6, compare 1 Chronicles 24:4 (מִבְּנֵי אִיתָמָר ׳אֲח) & 1 Chronicles 18:16 (where read ׳אֲח for ׳אֲב).

2 a Hittite 1 Samuel 26:6.


From 'ach and melek; brother of (the) king; Achimelek, the name of an Israelite and of a Hittite -- Ahimelech.

see HEBREW 'ach

see HEBREW melek

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