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        angry, perhaps only a general title of royalty applicable to the
        Philistine kings. (1.) The king with whom David sought refuge
        when he fled from Saul (1 Sam. 21:10-15). He is called Abimelech
        in the superscription of Ps. 34. It was probably this same king
        to whom David a second time repaired at the head of a band of
        600 warriors, and who assigned him Ziklag, whence he carried on
        war against the surrounding tribes (1 Sam. 27:5-12). Achish had
        great confidence in the valour and fidelity of David (1 Sam.
        28:1,2), but at the instigation of his courtiers did not permit
        him to go up to battle along with the Philistine hosts (1 Sam.
        29:2-11). David remained with Achish a year and four months.
        (2.) Another king of Gath, probably grandson of the foregoing,
        to whom the two servants of Shimei fled. This led Shimei to go
        to Gath in pursuit of them, and the consequence was that Solomon
        put him to death (1 Kings 2:39-46).
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Achish' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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