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Lexicon :: Strong's H288 - 'ăḥîmeleḵ

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

אֲחִימֶלֶךְ ʼĂchîymelek, akh-ee-meh'-lek; from H251 and H4428; brother of (the) king; Achimelek, the name of an Israelite and of a Hittite:—Ahimelech.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H288 in the following manner: Ahimelech (17x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H288 in the following manner: Ahimelech (17x).
  1. Ahimelech = "my brother is king" or "brother of Melek"

    1. a priest murdered by Doeg at Saul's command, for supposedly assisting David

    2. a Hittite warrior under David

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֲחִימֶלֶךְ ʼĂchîymelek, akh-ee-meh'-lek; from H251 and H4428; brother of (the) king; Achimelek, the name of an Israelite and of a Hittite:—Ahimelech.
STRONGS H288: Abbreviations
אֲחִימֶ֫לֶךְ proper name, masculine (brother of Melek, Phoenician חמלך, חמלכת; see also H281 אחיהו).
1. priest in Saul's (David's) time 1 Samuel 21:2 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 21:3; 1 Samuel 21:9; 1 Samuel 22:14, 16 (אֲחִימֶ֑לֶךְ 1 Chronicles 24:31; Psalm 52:2=(title); son of Ahitub 1 Samuel 22:9, 11 (compare 1 Samuel 22:12); 1 Samuel 22:20; father of Abiathar 1 Samuel 23:6; 1 Samuel 30:7; so also 2 Samuel 8:17 Syriac Version Ew We Th Dr; where MT בן־אביתר אחימ׳; whence id. wrongly 1 Chronicles 24:6, compare 1 Chronicles 24:4 (מִבְּנֵי אִיתָמָר אֲח׳) & 1 Chronicles 18:16 (where read אֲח׳ for אֲב׳).
2. a Hittite 1 Samuel 26:6.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

21:2; 21:3; 21:9; 22:9; 22:11; 22:12; 22:14; 22:16; 22:20; 23:6; 26:6; 30:7

2 Samuel


1 Chronicles

18:16; 24:4; 24:6; 24:31




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H288 matches the Hebrew אֲחִימֶלֶךְ ('ăḥîmeleḵ),
which occurs 17 times in 16 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:1 - Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech H288 the priest: and Ahimelech H288 was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:2 - And David said unto Ahimelech H288 the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed my servants to such and such a place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:8 - And David said unto Ahimelech, H288 And is there not here under thine hand spear or sword? for I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's business required haste.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:9 - Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech H288 the son of Ahitub.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:11 - Then the king sent to call Ahimelech H288 the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests that were in Nob: and they came all of them to the king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:14 - Then Ahimelech H288 answered the king, and said, And who is so faithful among all thy servants as David, which is the king's son in law, and goeth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thine house?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:16 - And the king said, Thou shalt surely die, Ahimelech, H288 thou, and all thy father's house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:20 - And one of the sons of Ahimelech H288 the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:6 - And it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech H288 fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:6 - Then answered David and said to Ahimelech H288 the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, Who will go down with me to Saul to the camp? And Abishai said, I will go down with thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:7 - And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's H288 son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:17 - And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech H288 the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Seraiah was the scribe;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:3 - And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech H288 of the sons of Ithamar, according to their offices in their service.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:6 - And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them before the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech H288 the son of Abiathar, and before the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites: one principal household being taken for Eleazar, and one taken for Ithamar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:31 - These likewise cast lots over against their brethren the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, H288 and the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites, even the principal fathers over against their younger brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:1 - [[To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.]] H288 Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
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