How to use Abimelech in a sentence

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  • See opening of the letters of Abimelech of Tyre, Bezold's Oriental Diplomacy, Nos.

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  • David's friendly relations with the Philistines find a parallel in Isaac's covenant with Abimelech.

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  • Abimelech is called "king of the Philistines," but the title is clearly an anachronism.

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  • On the death of Gideon, Abimelech set himself to assert the authority which his father had earned, and through the influence of his mother's clan won over the citizens of Shechem.

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  • Abimelech thus became king, and extended his authority over central Palestine.

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  • Abimelech, warned by his deputy Zebul, left his residence at Arumah and approached the city.

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  • This revolt, which Abimelech successfully quelled, appears to be only an isolated episode.

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  • It is usual to regard Abimelech's reign as the first attempt to establish a monarchy in Israel, but the story is mainly that of the rivalries of a half-developed petty state, and of the ingratitude of a community towards the descendants of its deliverer.

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  • The story of the events at the court of Abimelech (xxvi.) finds a parallel in the now disjointed xx., xxi.

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  • Stories of successful warfare and of temporary leaders (see Abimelech; Ehud; Gideon; Jephthah) form an introduction to the institution of the Israelite monarchy, an epoch of supreme importance in biblical history.

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  • But his success was short-lived, and the subsequent discord between Abimelech and the Shechemites was regarded as a just reward for his atrocious massacre.

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  • When the latter came to be made king at Shechem, the old religious centre (see Abimelech), hopes were entertained that a more lenient policy would be introduced.

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