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194. Was Abiathar the father or the son of Ahimelech?

Abiathar was the son of Ahimelech.

And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar. 1 Samuel 22:20

Abiathar the son of Ahimelech. 1 Samuel 23:6

Abiathar was the father of Ahimelech.

Ahimelech the son of Abiathar. 2 Samuel 8:17, 1 Chronicles 18:16, 24:6

The Oxford Annotated Bible note for 2 Samuel 8:17: Ahimelech the son of Abiathar should perhaps be reversed (1 Sam.22.20), though is is also possible that Abiathar had a son Ahimelech who acted in place of his aged father (1 Chr.18.16; 24.3,6,31).

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