Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Abimelech, Abimelek, the name of two Philistine kings and of two Israelites

Hebrew: אֲבִימֶלֶךְ, ʾăbîmelek (H40)

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Here is Abimelech in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word אֲבִימֶלֶךְ mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H40

Hebrew Base Word: אֲבִימֶלֶךְ

Part of speech: Proper Name Masculine

Usage: Abimelech

Literally: Melek is father, my father is king

Definition: Abimelek, the name of two Philistine kings and of two Israelites.

Detailed definition:

  1. King of Gerar in Abraham's time.
  2. King of Gath in David's time; maybe title of Philistine kings.
  3. Son of Gideon by a concubine.
  4. Priest, son of Abiathar.

Derived terms: From H1 and H4428; father of (the) king.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ʔə̆.bɪi̯.mɛˈlɛk
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʔə̆.viː.mɛˈlɛχ
  3. Transliteration: ʾăbîmelek
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: uh-bee-meh-LEK
  5. Modern Pronunciation: uh-vee-meh-LEK

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