Doeg (Doh´ig)

“The Edomite,” an unscrupulous henchman of Saul (1Sam 21-22). He witnessed Ahimelech, a priest in Nob, giving assistance to David. Doeg reported Ahimelech’s action to Saul, who, ignoring Ahimelech’s protestation of faith in David’s loyalty, ordered all the priests of Nob slain. Most of Saul’s servants refused to strike God’s priests, but Doeg proceeded to kill them, their families, and their livestock.

1Sam 21-22

David and the Holy Bread
1 David came to Nob to the priest Ahimelech. Ahimelech came trembling to meet David, and said to him, “Why are you alone, and no one wi ... View more

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