40. Abimelek
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Abimelek: "father is king," a Philistine name, also an Israelite name
Original Word: אֲבִימֶ֫לֶך
Part of Speech: Proper Name Masculine
Transliteration: Abimelek
Phonetic Spelling: (ab-ee-mel'-ek)
Short Definition: Abimelech

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ab and melek
"father is king," a Philistine name, also an Isr. name
NASB Translation
Abimelech (65), Abimelech's (1).

אֲבִימֶ֫לֶךְ proper name, masculine (Melek (= Malik, Molech) is father) — אֲבִימֶ֑לֶךְ Genesis 20:18 #NAME?

1 king of Gerar Genesis 20:2,3,4 +, Genesis 21:22,25 (twice in verse) +, Genesis 26:1,8 + (24 t. Genesis).

2 king of Gath Psalm Genesis 34:1 error for אָכִישׁ, compare 1 Samuel 21:11 f; — a better known Philistine name substituted for a less known (Hup3). > Others (Thes Ol De MV) think a title of Philistine kings, compare Pharaoh.

3 son of Gideon Judges 8:31; Judges 9:1,3,4 +, Judges 10:1 (40 t. Judges), 2 Samuel 11:21.

4 priest, son of Abiathar 1 Chronicles 18:16 error for אֲחִימֶלֶח q. v. (Sabean also

proper name, feminine OsianderZMG 1865, 209).


From 'ab and melek; father of (the) king; Abimelek, the name of two Philistine kings and of two Israelites -- Abimelech.

see HEBREW 'ab

see HEBREW melek

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