See opening of the letters of Abimelech of Tyre, Bezold's Oriental Diplomacy, Nos.
8 sqq.; see Abimelech).
David's friendly relations with the Philistines find a parallel in Isaac's covenant with Abimelech.
when Abimelech (the Philistine king in the stories of Abraham and Isaac) could be substituted in the title of Ps.
ABIMELECH (Hebrew for "father of [or is] the king").