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Holman Bible Dictionary
(ay' chissh) Philistine personal name. 1. King of Gath, a Philistine city, to whom David fled in fear of Saul (1 Samuel 21:10
). David played the madman to escape from Achish (1 Samuel 21:13
). Later David became a soldier for Achish, but cunningly expanded his own influence around Ziklag (1 Samuel 27:1
). David joined Achish to fight Saul (1 Samuel 28:1-2
), but the Philistine leaders forced him to leave without fighting (1 Samuel 29:1-11
). Saul and his sons, including Jonathan, died in the battle (1 Samuel 31:1-6
. King of Gath to whom Shimei went to retrieve his servants but in so doing violated his agreement with Solomon and lost his life (1 Kings 2:36-46
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Achish'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/a/achish.html. 1991.