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Strong's #040 - אֲבִימֶלֶךְ

Transliteration
'ăbı̂ymelek
Phonetics
ab-ee-mel'-ek
Origin
from (H1) and (H4428)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name, Masculine
TWOT
None
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

Abimelech = “Melek is father” or “my father is king”

1) king of Gerar in Abraham’s time

2) king of Gath in David’s time; maybe title of Philistine kings

3) son of Gideon by a concubine

4) priest, son of Abiathar

Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (67)
Genesis
24
Judges
40
2 Samuel
1
1 Chronicles
1
Psalms
1
NAS (66)
Genesis
24
Judges
40
2 Samuel
1
1 Chronicles
1
HCS (66)
Genesis
24
Judges
40
2 Samuel
1
1 Chronicles
1
BSB (67)
Genesis
24
Judges
40
2 Samuel
1
1 Chronicles
1
Psalms
1
ESV (66)
Genesis
24
Judges
40
2 Samuel
1
1 Chronicles
1
WEB (66)
Genesis
24
Judges
40
2 Samuel
1
1 Chronicles
1
Verse Results
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אֲבִימֶלֶךְ (“father of the king,” or “father king”), [Abimelech], pr.n.

(1) of several kings in the land of the Philistines, living at different periods, Genesis 20:2, sqq.; 21:22, sqq.; 26 Genesis 21:26:l, sqq.; Psalms 34:1. As the same king, who in the Ps. loc. cit. is called Abimelech, is in 1 Samuel 21:11, called Achish (אָכִישׁ), this name or title appears to have been mostly common to them, like داد شاه Padishah (father king) of the Persian kings, and اتاليق Atalik (father, properly paternity) of the Khans of Bokhara.

(2) a son of Gideon, Judges 8:31, seq.; 9:1, seq.; 2 Samuel 11:21.

(3)  1 Chronicles 18:16, where indeed we probably should read אֲחִימֶלֶךְ, as 2 Samuel 8:17.

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List of Word Forms
אֲבִימֶ֑לֶךְ אֲבִימֶ֔לֶךְ אֲבִימֶ֖לֶךְ אֲבִימֶ֗לֶךְ אֲבִימֶ֙לֶךְ֙ אֲבִימֶ֛לֶךְ אֲבִימֶ֜לֶךְ אֲבִימֶ֣לֶךְ אֲבִימֶ֤לֶךְ אֲבִימֶ֥לֶךְ אֲבִימֶ֧לֶךְ אֲבִימֶ֨לֶךְ אֲבִימֶּ֥לֶךְ אֲבִימֶֽלֶךְ׃ אבימלך אבימלך׃ בַּאֲבִימֶ֔לֶךְ בַּאֲבִימֶֽלֶךְ׃ באבימלך באבימלך׃ וַאֲבִימֶ֕לֶךְ וַאֲבִימֶ֗לֶךְ וַאֲבִימֶ֜לֶךְ וַאֲבִימֶ֥לֶךְ ואבימלך לַאֲבִימֶ֑לֶךְ לַאֲבִימֶ֔לֶךְ לַאֲבִימֶֽלֶךְ׃ לאבימלך לאבימלך׃ מֵאֲבִימֶ֔לֶךְ מאבימלך ’ă·ḇî·me·leḵ ’ă·ḇîm·me·leḵ ’ăḇîmeleḵ ’ăḇîmmeleḵ aviMelech avimMelech ba’ăḇîmeleḵ ba·’ă·ḇî·me·leḵ baaviMelech la’ăḇîmeleḵ la·’ă·ḇî·me·leḵ laaviMelech mê’ăḇîmeleḵ mê·’ă·ḇî·me·leḵ meaviMelech vaaviMelech wa’ăḇîmeleḵ wa·’ă·ḇî·me·leḵ
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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