Ahimelech (Uh-him´uh-lek; Heb., “my brother [or kin] is king”)

1 The son of Ahitub and priest of Nob to whom David fled from the wrath of Saul (1Sam 21:1-15). Falling victim to David’s story of a secret mission from King Saul, Ahimelech provided David and his men with “holy bread” (Matt 12:3-4). He also gave to David the sword of Goliath, whom David had killed years earlier in the valley of Elah (1Sam 22:9-10). For so assisting David, Ahimelech and most of his family were killed by Doeg the Edomite at the command of Saul (2Sam 22:18-19). 2 A Hittite officer in the service of David (1Sam 26:6).

1Sam 21:1-15

David and the Holy Bread
1 David came to Nob to the priest Ahimelech. Ahimelech came trembling to meet David, and said to him, “Why are you alone, and no one wi ... View more

Matt 12:3-4

3He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?4He entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which ... View more

1Sam 22:9-10

9Doeg the Edomite, who was in charge of Saul's servants, answered, “I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech son of Ahitub;10he inquired of the Lord f ... View more

2Sam 22:18-19

18He delivered me from my strong enemy,
from those who hated me;
for they were too mighty for me.19They came upon me in the day of my calamity,
but the Lord was ... View more

1Sam 26:6

6Then David said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Joab's brother Abishai son of Zeruiah, “Who will go down with me into the camp to Saul?” Abishai said, “I will ... View more

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