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hachilah


hachilah


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hachilah 
  the  darksome  hill,  one  of  the  peaks  of  the  long  ridge  of 
  el-Kolah,  running  out  of  the  Ziph  plateau,  "on  the  south  of 
  Jeshimon"  (i.e.,  of  the  "waste"),  the  district  to  which  one 
  looks  down  from  the  plateau  of  Ziph  (1  Sam.  23:19).  After  his 
  reconciliation  with  Saul  at  Engedi  (24:1-8),  David  returned  to 
  Hachilah,  where  he  had  fixed  his  quarters.  The  Ziphites 
  treacherously  informed  Saul  of  this  and  he  immediately  (26:1-4) 
  renewed  his  pursuit  of  David,  and  "pitched  in  the  hill  of 
  Hachilah."  David  and  his  nephew  Abishai  stole  at  night  into  the 
  midst  of  Saul's  camp,  when  they  were  all  asleep,  and  noiselessly 
  removed  the  royal  spear  and  the  cruse  from  the  side  of  the  king, 
  and  then,  crossing  the  intervening  valley  to  the  height  on  the 
  other  side  David  cried  to  the  people,  and  thus  awoke  the 
  sleepers.  He  then  addressed  Saul,  who  recognized  his  voice,  and 
  expostulated  with  him  Saul  professed  to  be  penitent;  but  David 
  could  not  put  confidence  in  him  and  he  now  sought  refuge  at 
  Ziklag.  David  and  Saul  never  afterwards  met.  (1  Sam.  26:13-25). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Hachilah,  my  hope  is  in  her