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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Do´eg, an Edomite, and chief overseer of king Saul's flocks, which is an important trust in Oriental courts. At Nob he was witness of the assistance which the high-priest Ahimelech seemed to afford to the fugitive David, by furishing him with the sword of Goliath, and by supplying him with bread even from the sacred table (). Of this he failed not to inform the king, who, regardless of the explanation offered by Ahimelech, and finding that the chiefs censured him, and hesitated to lay their hands upon a person so sacred, commanded Doeg to slay him and his priests—a task which was executed with equal readiness and cruelty by the Edomite (, sqq.).





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Doeg'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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