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Phicol in Wikipedia
Phicol, also spelled Phichol (KJV) or Phikol, (Hebrew: פִיכֹל,
meaning "great"; Latin: Phicol) was a Philistine military
Phicol was the chief captain of the army of Abimelech, the
Philistine king of Gerar. He entered into an alliance with
Abraham with reference to a certain well which, from this
circumstance, was called Beersheba, "the well of the oath"
(Genesis 21:22,32; 26:26).
The Phicol mentioned in Genesis 26:26 is in relation to an
agreement between Isaac and Abimelech, whereas the Phicol
mentioned in Genesis 21:22, 32 is in relation to an agreement
between Abraham and Abimelech. Therefore, the name Phicol may
be a namesake handed down through a generation or possibly
even the name of a title (both are referred to as "commander
of the army"), such as Abimelech.