A city in the west foothills of Judah.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Adullam, Adullamite. Old Canaanite city between Lachish and Hebron, as well as a cave region nearby. The first biblical mention of the city is in the word “Adullamite” (someone from Adullam), used of Hirah, a friend of Judah. After acting as a ringleader in selling his brother Joseph into slavery, Judah
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. A Canaanite royal city mentioned in Josh. 12:15; 15:35; 2 Ch. 11:7; Mic. 1:15; Neh. 11:30, the gentilic form occurring in Gen. 38:1–20. Adullam is mentioned in connection with Hormah, Arad, Libnah, Makkedah, Jarmuth, Socoh, Gath, Lachish, and Mareshah, hence is certainly to be located in the Shephelah,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ADULLAM, ADULLAMITE Old Canaanite city between Lachish and Hebron, as well as a cave region nearby. The first biblical mention of the city is in the word “Adullamite” (someone from Adullam), used of Hirah, a friend of Judah. After acting as a ringleader in selling his brother Joseph into slavery, Judah
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Adullam (uh-duhl´uhm), a town in the Judean hills (Josh. 12:15; 15:35; Mic. 1:15; 2 Macc. 12:38). It is probably to be identified with Tell esh-Sheikh Madkur in the Judean hills about five miles south of Beth-shemesh. Nearby is a cave where David and his early followers camped (1 Sam. 22:1). The site
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ADULLAM, ADULLAMITES. A city in the Shephelah of Judah, usually listed with some other cities that can more easily be identified (Josh 12:15; 15:35; 2 Chr 11:7; Neh 11:30; Mic 1:15). Near the city were several caves in which David and his men stayed for a while (1 Sam 22:1; 2 Sam 23:13; 1 Chr 11:15).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ADULLAM. A Canaanite city in Judah (Jos. 12:15); fortified by Rehoboam (2 Ch. 11:7); mentioned by Micah (Mi. 1:15) and inhabited after the Exile (Ne. 11:30). Identified with Tell esh-Sheikh Madhkur (Ḥorvat ‘Adullam), midway between Jerusalem and Lachish, the place is usually associated with the cave
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Adullam (Heb. ʿăḏullām)A town in the Shephelah of Judah (Josh. 15:35). Although unexcavated, it is commonly identified with Tell esh-Sheikj Madhkûr/Ḥorvat ʿAdullam (150117), 8 km (5 mi.) S of Beth-shemesh. Located in the southern portion of the valley of Elah, Adullam, along with the site of Socoh,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Adullam [ə dŭlˊəm] (Heb. ˓aḏullām “retreat”). A city in the Shephelah region of Judah (at the foot of the central mountain range; cf. Gen. 38:1) believed to be the precursor to modern ˓Idelmiyeh, at the foot of Tell esh-Sheikh Madhkûr, about 14 km. (9 mi.) east northeast of Beit-Jibrîn (Eleutheropolis).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
ADULLAM A Canaanite city-state, situated in the territory of Judah (Josh. 15:35), whose ruler was one of the 31 Canaanite kings vanquished by Joshua (Josh. 12:15). David hid in a cave near Adullam when fleeing from Saul (1 Sam. 22:1). The city was fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chr. 11:7) and was resettled
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ADULLAM A fortified town in Judah, southwest of Jerusalem (Josh 15:35), identified with the modern Tell esh-Sheik Madkar. Adullam was conquered by Joshua (Josh 12:15), and the town was part of the story of Judah and Tamar (Gen 38:1, 12, 20). David stayed in a cave of Adullam while seeking refuge from
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Adul´lam (justice of the people), Apocr. Odollam, a city of Judah in the lowland of the Shefelah, Josh. 15:35; the seat of a Canaanite king, Josh. 12:15, and evidently a place of great antiquity. Gen. 38:1, 12, 20. Fortified by Rehoboam, 2 Chron. 11:7, it was one of the towns reoccupied by the Jews after