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Ahimelech (əhĭmˈəlĕk) [key], in the Bible. 1 Priest at Nob, brother of, or perhaps the same as, Ahijah2. He befriended David, and Saul had him killed. In some passages his name is reversed with that of his son, Abiathar. 2 Hittite in David's camp.

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