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Holman Bible Dictionary

Achish

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(ay' chissh) Philistine personal name. 1. King of Gath, a Philistine city, to whom David fled in fear of Saul (1 Samuel 21:10 ). David played the madman to escape from Achish (1 Samuel 21:13 ). Later David became a soldier for Achish, but cunningly expanded his own influence around Ziklag (1 Samuel 27:1 ). David joined Achish to fight Saul (1 Samuel 28:1-2 ), but the Philistine leaders forced him to leave without fighting (1 Samuel 29:1-11 ). Saul and his sons, including Jonathan, died in the battle (1 Samuel 31:1-6 ). 2 . King of Gath to whom Shimei went to retrieve his servants but in so doing violated his agreement with Solomon and lost his life (1 Kings 2:36-46 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Achish'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/a/achish.html. 1991.

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