Achish in Easton's Bible Dictionary
angry, perhaps only a general title of royalty applicable to
Philistine kings. (1.) The king with whom David
when he fled from Saul (1 Sam. 21:10-15). He is
in the superscription of Ps. 34. It was probably
this same king
to whom David a second time repaired at the head of
a band of
600 warriors, and who assigned him Ziklag, whence he
war against the surrounding tribes (1 Sam. 27:5-12).
great confidence in the valour and fidelity of David
28:1,2), but at the instigation of his courtiers did
him to go up to battle along with the Philistine
hosts (1 Sam.
29:2-11). David remained with Achish a year and four
(2.) Another king of Gath, probably grandson of the
to whom the two servants of Shimei fled. This led
Shimei to go
to Gath in pursuit of them, and the consequence was
put him to death (1 Kings 2:39-46).