great, the chief captain of the army of Abimelech, the Philistine king of Gerar. He entered into an alliance with Abraham with reference to a certain well which, from this circumstance, was called Beersheba (q.v.), "the well of the oath" ( Genesis 21:22 Genesis 21:32 ; 26:26 ).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Phicol". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .


fi'-kol (pikhol, Phikol; King James Version Phichol):

The captain of the host of the Philistine king Abimelech of Gerar (Genesis 21:22; 26:26).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'PHICOL'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.