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Ahimelech


Ahim’elech (brother of the king).

1. Son of Ahitub, 1 Sam. 22:11, 12, and high priest at Nob in the days of Saul. He gave David the shew-bread to eat, and the sword of Goliath; and for so doing was put to death, with his whole house, by Saul’s order. Abiathar alone escaped. [Abiathar.] (b.c. 1085–1060.)

2. A Hittite. 1 Sam. 26:6.