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ACHISH . The king of Gath to whom David fled for refuge after the massacre of the priests at Nob ( 1 Samuel 21:10 ). In 1 Samuel 27:2 he is called ‘the son of Maoch’ (possibly = ‘son of Maacah,’ 1 Kings 2:39 ). He received David with his band of 600 men, and assigned him the city of Ziklag in the S. of Judah. Despite the wishes of Achish, the other Phil. princes refused to let David take part in the final campaign against Saul. [‘Achish’ should be read for ‘Abimelech’ in Psalms 34:1-22 (title).]

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Achish'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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