Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Abimelech (Heb. father of the king, or king-father), an official title of Eastern sovereigns, also the name of the son of Gideon who killed his seventy brethren with the exception of Jothan, and made himself King of Shechem, but was himself slain by a stone thrown by a woman at the siege of Thebez (Judges viii. 31).