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ziklag

ziklag


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ziklag 
  a  town  in  the  Negeb  or  south  country  of  Judah  (Josh.  15:31),  in 
  the  possession  of  the  Philistines  when  David  fled  to  Gath  from 
  Ziph  with  all  his  followers.  Achish,  the  king,  assigned  him 
  Ziklag  as  his  place  of  residence.  There  he  dwelt  for  over  a  year 
  and  four  months.  From  this  time  it  pertained  to  the  kings  of 
  Judah  (1  Sam.  27:6).  During  his  absence  with  his  army  to  join 
  the  Philistine  expedition  against  the  Israelites  (29:11),  it  was 
  destroyed  by  the  Amalekites  (30:1,  2),  whom  David,  however, 
  pursued  and  utterly  routed,  returning  all  the  captives  (1  Sam. 
  30:26-31).  Two  days  after  his  return  from  this  expedition,  David 
  received  tidings  of  the  disastrous  battle  of  Gilboa  and  of  the 
  death  of  Saul  (2  Sam.  1:1-16).  He  now  left  Ziklag  and  returned 
  to  Hebron,  along  with  his  two  wives,  Ahinoam  and  Abigail,  and 
  his  band  of  600  men.  It  has  been  identified  with  'Asluj,  a  heap 
  of  ruins  south  of  Beersheba.  Conder,  however,  identifies  it  with 
  Khirbet  Zuheilikah  ruins  found  on  three  hills  half  a  mile 
  apart,  some  seventeen  miles  north-west  of  Beersheba,  on  the 
  confines  of  Philistia,  Judah,  and  Amalek. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ziklag,  measure  pressed  down