Bible Names N-Z: Phicol
Phichol in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("mouth of all"), i.e. grand vizier, through whom all
petitions came to the king. Chief captain of Abimelech king of
Gerar (Genesis 21:22; Genesis 26:26).
Phichol in Hitchcock's Bible Names
the mouth of all
Phichol in Naves Topical Bible
-Chief captain of the Philistines
Ge 21:22,32; 26:26
Phichol in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(strong), chief captain of the army of Abimelech, king of the
Philistines of Gerar in the days of both Abraham, Ge 21:22,32
and Isaac. Ge 28:26 (B.C. 1900.)
Phicol in Easton's Bible Dictionary
great, the chief captain of the army of Abimelech, the
Philistine king of Gerar. He entered into an alliance
Abraham with reference to a certain well which, from
circumstance, was called Beersheba (q.v.), "the well
oath" (Gen. 21:22, 32; 26:26).
Phicol in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
fi'-kol (pikhol, Phikol; King James Version Phichol): The
captain of the host of the Philistine king Abimelech of Gerar
(Gen 21:22; 26:26).
Phicol in Wikipedia
Phicol, also spelled Phichol (KJV) or Phikol, (Hebrew: פִיכֹל,
meaning "great"; Latin: Phicol) was a Philistine military
Phicol was the chief captain of the army of Abimelech, the
Philistine king of Gerar. He entered into an alliance with
Abraham with reference to a certain well which, from this
circumstance, was called Beersheba, "the well of the oath"
(Genesis 21:22,32; 26:26).
The Phicol mentioned in Genesis 26:26 is in relation to an
agreement between Isaac and Abimelech, whereas the Phicol
mentioned in Genesis 21:22, 32 is in relation to an agreement
between Abraham and Abimelech. Therefore, the name Phicol may
be a namesake handed down through a generation or possibly
even the name of a title (both are referred to as "commander
of the army"), such as Abimelech. 
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