Achish


Achish
/ay"kish/, n.
the king of the Philistine city of Gath, who twice gave refuge to David. I Sam. 21:10-15.

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  • Achish — is a name used in the Hebrew Bible for two Philistine rulers of Gath. It may mean angry, Fact|date=May 2008 and is perhaps only a general title of royalty, applicable to the Philistine kings. The two kings of Gath, which is identified by most… …   Wikipedia

  • ACHISH — (Heb. אָכִישׁ), philistine king of gath , mentioned at the end of Saul s reign. In I Samuel 27:2, his father s name is given as Maoch. Achish s realm was extensive and included the city of Ziklag and its environs (I Sam. 27:6). Fugitives from… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Achish —    Angry, perhaps only a general title of royalty applicable to the Philistine kings.    1) The king with whom David sought refuge when he fled from Saul (1 Sam. 21:10 15). He is called Abimelech in the superscription of Ps. 34. It was probably… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Achish — /ay kish/, n. the king of the Philistine city of Gath, who twice gave refuge to David. I Sam. 21:10 15 …   Useful english dictionary

  • DAVID — (Heb. דָּוִד), youngest son of Jesse of the Ephrathite family that lived in Beth Lehem in Judah (I Sam. 16:1; 20:27–28; I Chron. 2:13–15; cf. Micah 5:1). In the Bible SOURCES I Samuel 16–II Kings 2 is our main source for David, supplemented by I… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Books of Samuel — The Books of Samuel (Hebrew: Sefer Sh muel ספר שמואל) are part of the Tanakh (part of Judaism s Hebrew Bible) and also of the Christian Old Testament. The work was originally written in Hebrew, and the Book(s) of Samuel originally formed a single …   Wikipedia

  • 1 Samuel 27 — 1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • 1 Samuel 29 — 1 Now the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek: and the Israelites pitched by a fountain which is in Jezreel. 2 And the lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds, and by thousands: but David and his men passed on in the… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • PHILISTINES — (Heb. פְּלִשְׁתִּים), a people of Aegean origin occupying the south coast of Palestine, called Philistia (פְּלֶשֶׁת, peleshet) in the Bible, and often at war with the Israelites. The name Philistine is first found in the Egyptian form prst as one …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • David — This article is about the biblical king. For other uses, see David (disambiguation). Daud , Dawood , and King David redirect here. For other uses, see Daud (disambiguation), Dawood (disambiguation), and King David (disambiguation). King David… …   Wikipedia