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HERETH (PLACE) [Heb ḥāret (חָרֶת)]. Hereth is mentioned only once in the Bible, as the forested place to which the fugitive David goes after he departs the stronghold of Moab on the advice of Gad the prophet. This occurs as David is leaving his parents in Moab, out of harm’s way, as he flees from Saul.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hereth, Forest of
Hereth, Forest of hēʹrəth, hər̀əth [Heb. yaʿar ḥereṯ—‘forest of Hereth’; Gk. pólis Sarich—‘city (of) Sarich’]; AV, NEB, FOREST OF HARETH. The place where David went after the prophet Gad warned him to leave Mizpeh of Moab and return to Judah (1 S. 22:5). According to Grollenberg (GAB, p. 152) it
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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Hareth—thicket, a wood in the mountains of Judah where David hid when pursued by Saul (1 Sam. 22:5). It was possibly while he was here that the memorable incident narrated in 2 Sam. 23:14–17, 1 Chr. 11:16–19 occurred. This place has not been identified, but perhaps it may be the modern Kharas, on the