Abimelech

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

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Gen 12:10-20

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Gen 26

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Judg 8:29-9:57

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