Abimelech (Uh-bim´uh-lek; Heb., “my father is king”)

1 The king of Gerar, before whom Abraham posed as Sarah’s brother (Gen 20; Gen 12:10-20). 2A “king of the Philistines” whom Isaac, living at Gerar, similarly deceives (Gen 26). 3 The son of the judge Jerubbaal (Gideon) and a Shechemite concubine who became local king for three years while commanding the Israel tribal militia (Judg 8:29-9:57).

Gen 20

Abraham and Sarah at Gerar
1From there Abraham journeyed toward the region of the Negeb, and settled between Kadesh and Shur. While residing in Gerar as an alie ... View more

Gen 12:10-20

Abram and Sarai in Egypt
10Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to reside there as an alien, for the famine was severe in the land.11 ... View more

Gen 26

Isaac and Abimelech
1Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that had occurred in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar, to King Ab ... View more

Judg 8:29-9:57

Death of Gideon
29Jerubbaal son of Joash went to live in his own house.30Now Gideon had seventy sons, his own offspring, for he had many wives.31His concubine w ... View more

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