Genesis 26:26
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English Standard Version
When Abimelech went to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath his adviser and Phicol the commander of his army,

King James Bible
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.

American Standard Version
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his host.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To which place when Abimelech, and Ochozath his friend, and Phicol chief captain of his soldiers came from Gerara,

English Revised Version
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his host.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Reopening and Discovery of Wells. - In this valley Isaac dug open the old wells which had existed from Abraham's time, and gave them the old names. His people also dug three new wells. But Abimelech's people raised a contest about two of these; and for this reason Isaac called them Esek and Sitnah, strife and opposition. The third there was no dispute about; and it received in consequence the name Rehoboth, "breadths," for Isaac said, "Yea now (כּי־עתּה, as in Genesis 29:32, etc.) Jehovah has provided for us a broad space, that we may be fruitful (multiply) in the land." This well was probably not in the land of Gerar, as Isaac had removed thence, but in the Wady Ruhaibeh, the name of which is suggestive of Rehoboth, which stands at the point where the two roads from Gaza and Hebron meet, about 3 hours to the south of Elusa, 8 1/3 to the south of Beersheba, and where there are extensive ruins of the city of the same name upon the heights, also the remains of wells (Robinson, Pal. i. 289ff.; Strauss, Sinai and Golgotha); where too the name Sitnah seems to have been retained in the Wady Shutein, with ruins on the northern hills between Ruhaibeh and Khulasa (Elusa).

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Abimelech.

Genesis 20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, you are but a dead man, for the woman which you have taken...

Genesis 21:22-32 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spoke to Abraham, saying...

Phichol. Phichol, as well as Abimelech, 'father king,' seems to have been a name of office or dignity among the Philistines; for it is not probable that they were the same as are mentioned in the days of Abraham (ch.

Genesis 21:22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spoke to Abraham, saying...

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Genesis 21:32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host...

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Cross References
Genesis 21:22
At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army said to Abraham, "God is with you in all that you do.

Genesis 26:27
Isaac said to them, "Why have you come to me, seeing that you hate me and have sent me away from you?"

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