Abimelech sentence example
- See opening of the letters of Abimelech of Tyre, Bezold's Oriental Diplomacy, Nos.
- David's friendly relations with the Philistines find a parallel in Isaac's covenant with Abimelech.
- Abimelech is called "king of the Philistines," but the title is clearly an anachronism.
- 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.
- Abimelech thus became king, and extended his authority over central Palestine.Advertisement
- Abimelech, warned by his deputy Zebul, left his residence at Arumah and approached the city.
- This revolt, which Abimelech successfully quelled, appears to be only an isolated episode.
- 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.
- (The dates are due to the post-exilic framework in which the stories are inserted.) Still another episode of the same nature is recorded of Isaac and Rebekah at Gerar, also with Abimelech.
- See further ABIMELECH; GIDEON; MANASSEH; and JEWS: History.Advertisement
- 17, 18), while the founder of the Judaean dynasty has intimate relations with a Philistine king Achish (or Abimelech, Ps.
- The story of the events at the court of Abimelech (xxvi.) finds a parallel in the now disjointed xx., xxi.
- 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.
- 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.
- (see Abimelech) appears to have been wanting in the Deuteronomic book of Judges, but inserted later perhaps by means of the introduction, viii.Advertisement
- 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.