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A village in Judah to which David sent some of the plunder he acquired in his defeat of the Amalekites (1 Sam 30:30).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ATHACH (PLACE) [Heb ʿătāk (עֲתָך)]. A village in Judah to which David sent gifts after his defeat of the Amalekites (1 Sam 30:30). Most scholars see a connection between this Athach and the Ether in Josh 15:42 and 19:7. In Josh 15:42 some manuscripts of the LXX read Ithak and Athak, among other variants
ETHER (PLACE) [Heb ʿeter (עֶתֶר)]. The name of two places in the Hebrew Bible.1. Town situated in the Shephelah, or lowlands, of Judah (Josh 15:42), within the same district as Libnah and Mareshah. The only reference to this settlement occurs in the list of towns within the tribal allotment of Judah
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Athach. City, probably near Ziklag in southern Judah, to which David sent part of his booty after a victory over the Amalekites (1 Sm 30:30).
Ether. 1. City situated in the Shephelah of the territory allotted to Judah for an inheritance, listed between Libnah and Ashan (Jos 15:42). Its site is perhaps that of Khirbet el-‛Ater.2. City located in the land given to Simeon within the borders of Judah’s inheritance, mentioned between Rimmon and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Athach āʹthak [Heb. ‘aṯāḵ—‘lodging place’]; NEB ATHAK. A village in Judah to which David sent some of the booty that had been taken from Ziklag (1 S. 30:30), possibly that which had been taken by the Amalekites from Philistine and southern Judah communities (1 S. 30:14, 16).Many scholars are convinced,
1. A place between Libnah and Beit Jibrîn, one of a group of nine cities in the plain of Judah (Josh. 15:42). Its location is perhaps modern Khirbet el-ʿAter, about 6 km (4 mi) N of Lachish (Tell ed-Duweir).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ATHACH City, probably near Ziklag in southern Judah, to which David sent part of his booty after a victory over the Amalekites (1 Sm 30:30).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ATHACH. A city in S Judah, probably near Ziklag, to which David sent gifts from the booty taken from defeated the Amalekites (1 Sam 30:30).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ether (Heb. ʿeṯer)1. A town in the tribal allotment of Judah (Josh. 15:42). Part of the Libnah-Mareshah district in the central Shephelah, it is identified with Khirbet el-ʾAter/Tel ʿEter (13855.11377), ca. 6 km. (4 mi.) NE of Lachish.2. A town occupied by the tribe of Simeon within the tribal allotment
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
A´THACH (aʹthak). A city in Judah to which David sent a present of the spoils recovered from the Amalekites who had sacked Ziklag (1 Sam. 30:30). Its site is Khirbet Attir near Enrimmon.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia