Old Testament

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What happened that ended Abimelech’s reign?

He and his soldiers went to conquer the city of Arumah. Abimelech and his men killed townspeople as they fled the city. He razed the city, and sowed it with salt. What parts Abimelech did not raze, he torched. Then, a woman threw an upper millstone on Abimelech’s head, crushing his skull. Abimelech, fearful lest he be remembered for dying at the hand of a woman, commanded his armor bearer to finish him off with his sword.


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