Ahuzzath

Ahuz'zath (Hebrew Achuzzath', אֲחֻזִּת, possession, as often in the constr. of אֲחֻזָּה; otherwise, tenacious [the termination "-ath" being frequent in Philistine nouns, SEE GATH, SEE GOLIATH, etc.]; Sept. Ο᾿χοζάθ,Vulg. Ochozath), the "friend" (רֵע; Sept. νυμφαγωγός, bridesman; but rather, evidently, that unofficial but important personage of ancient Oriental courts called "the king's friend" or favorite) of Abimelech' (q.v.) II, king of Gerar, who attended him on his visit to Isaac (Ge 26:26), B.C. cir. 1985.

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