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Ahimelech [Ăhĭm'elĕch]—brother of the king or my brother is king.

  1. A son of Ahitub and chief at Nob, who was slain for assisting David when he fled from Saul (1 Sam. 21:1-8; 22:9-20; 23:6; 30:7).
  2. A Hittite officer and follower of David (1 Sam. 26:6).
  3. The son of Abiathar the priest who escaped slaughter at Nob (2 Sam. 8:17; 1 Chron. 18:16; 24:6). Some writers feel that the names of Abiathar and Ahimelech in these verses have been transposed.

Devotional content drawn from All the Men of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer. Used with permission.

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