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Abimelech is a full-length Afrikaans play in three acts by D.F. Malherbe (1881-1969).

The original text

The play is based on the book of Judges and tells the story of Abimelech[1], the ambitious son of the Biblical judge Gideon, who sought to kill all his brothers in order to become king.

Published by Nasionale Pers, 1948.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa


DALRO list.

Stellenbosch University Library catalogue

Typed list, E. Reyneke, 1978


J.C. Kannemeyer 1978. Geskiedenis van die Afrikaanse Literatuur I. Pretoria: Academica. (Second edition, 1984[2], pp. 162

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