Character Study on Phichol

Character Study on Phichol

Genesis 21: And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:
Genesis 21: Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
Genesis 26: 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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Morrish Bible Dictionary - Phichol
Chief captain of Abimelech, king of the Philistines, in the times of Abraham and Isaac. Genesis 21:22,32 ; Genesis 26:26 .

Holman Bible Dictionary - Phichol
(fi' kihl) Personal name meaning, “mighty.” The chief captain of the Philistine army under King Abimelech (Genesis 21:22 ). He witnessed covenants between his commander and Abraham (Genesis 21:32 ) and Isaac (Genesis 26:26-28 ). See Abimelech ; Abraham ; Covenant ; Isaac .



Hitchcock's Bible Names - Phichol
The mouth of all
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Phichol
("mouth of all"), i.e. grand vizier, through whom all petitions came to the king. Chief captain of Abimelech king of Gerar (Genesis 21:22; Genesis 26:26).

Holman Bible Dictionary - Phichol
(fi' kihl) Personal name meaning, “mighty.” The chief captain of the Philistine army under King Abimelech (Genesis 21:22 ). He witnessed covenants between his commander and Abraham (Genesis 21:32 ) and Isaac (Genesis 26:26-28 ). See Abimelech ; Abraham ; Covenant ; Isaac .



American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Phichol
Apparently the title borne by the "captain of the host" of the king of Gerar, in the time of Abraham and Isaac, Genesis 21:22 ; 26:26 .

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Gerar - ) The people were pastoral in the times of Abraham, but warlike, with a regular "chief captain of the army," Phichol (the "mouth of all," implying a commanding voice as commander-in-chief
Abimelech - Abimelech some years after repaired, with Phichol his chief captain, to Abraham to form a treaty of friendship. At Beersheba Abimelech with Ahuzzath his friend, and Phichol his captain, renewed the treaty of friendship with Isaac, originally made by his father with Abraham, and for the same reason (notwithstanding his past bad treatment of Isaac in sending him away), namely, he saw the Lord was with Isaac
Commander - ” Śar may mean simply a “leader” of a profession, a group, or a district, as Phichol was the “commander” of Abimelech’s army (Gen
Beersheba - Again, from the like oath between Abimelech (with Phichol, his captain) and Isaac, it being not uncommon for an event to be recorded as occurring apparently for the first time, which has been recorded as occurring earlier before: so Bethel (Genesis 26:31-33)
Host - 21:22, which mentions Phichol, the captain of Abimelech’s “army