Ahuzzath [N]

(possesions ) one of the friends of the Philistine king Abimelech, who accompanied him at his interview with Isaac. ( Genesis 26:26 ) (B.C. about 1877.)

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ahuzzath'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.


a-huz'-ath ('achuzzath, "possession"):

A "friend" perhaps a minister, of Abimelech, king of Gerar. He together with Phicol, commander of the army, accompanied their sovereign to Beersheba to make a covenant with Isaac (Genesis 26:26). The termination "-ath" reminds us of Philistine proper names, such as Gath, Goliath, etc. Compare \Genubath\ (1 Kings 11:20).

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