Biography of King of Israel Abimelek (s. XII a.C.)

(Abmlk or Abimelech) King of Israel. Son of Gideon and one of his concubines, became King in Shechem erected three years after murdering his seventy brothers (only the smaller, Yotam was saved). A series of uprisings and betrayals by Ga' to the and his brothers forced him to fight, and although he/she could achieve some victories (Arumah), finally was mortally wounded by a stone thrown by a woman while he/she besieged the Tower of Thebez, near Shechem. Abimelek asked one of his soldiers that it rematase you.