Then Saul sent for Ahimelech the priest, and all his family and the priests who were in Nob; and all of them came to him.
But Abiathar, one of the sons of Ahimelech, escaped and fled to David.
But when he came to Ahimelech, he gave him up, and had to be told.
David did not do this “in the days of Abiathar,” but in the days of Ahimelech.
The conduct of Ahimelech was manly and straightforward, but indiscreet.
And David said unto Ahimelech, And is there not here under thine hand spear or sword?
But Saul said, "Ahimelech, you shall surely die, you and all your family."
But what shall we say of the untruth which David told Ahimelech, to account for his coming there without armed attendants?
Ahimelech was a grandson of Eli, and the other massacred priests were probably of Elis blood.
David succeeded in getting from Ahimelech what he wanted, but not without difficulty.