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Abimelech (əbĭmˈəlĕk) [key], in the Bible. 1 Name or title of a king of Gerar who had various dealings with Abraham and Isaac. 2 See Ahimelech1. 3 Son of Gideon. He murdered his 70 brothers, except Jotham, and became "king."

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