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Doeg

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An Edomite, overseer of Saul's flocks. At Nob he witnessed the relief kindly furnished to David when fleeing from Saul, by Ahimelech the high priest, and carried a malicious and distorted report of it to his master. The king gladly seized the opportunity to wreak his passion on a helpless victim; and when the Jews around him refused to slay the priests of God, infamously used the willing services of this alien and heathen. Doeg not only slew Ahimelech and eighty-four other priests, but put the town in which they dwelt to the sword, 1 Samuel 21:15 . David forebodes his wretched fate, Psalm 52:1-9 120:1-7 140:1-13 .


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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Doeg'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/d/doeg.html. 1859.

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the Week of Proper 6 / Ordinary 11
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