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Hereth
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hereth
Hereth (חֶרֶת‎, chereth). A forest in Judah where David and his men hid as they fled from King Saul (1 Sam 22:5).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hereth (Place)
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
Hereth
Hereth. Section of forested land in the territory of Judah where David and his men hid for a time as they fled from King Saul (1 Sm 22:5, kjv Hareth).
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
Hereth
HERETH Section of forested land in the territory of Judah where David and his men hid for a time as they fled from King Saul (1 Sm 22:5).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hareth
HARETH. A forest between Adullam and Giloh in which David hid after his sojourn in Moab (1 Sam 22:5; Hereth in RSV). Possibly the scene of the incident narrated in (2 Sam 23:14–17; 1 Chr 11:16–19).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hereth
Hereth (Heb. ḥereṯ)A forest in the tribal territory of Judah where David took refuge from Saul (1 Sam. 22:5). The name may be preserved in modern Kharās, 11 km. (7 mi.) NW of Hebron and E of Khirbet Qɩ̂lā (biblical Keilah). The territory may have been under Philistine control at the time (cf. 1
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hereth
Hereth [hĭrˊĕth] (Heb. ḥereṯ). A forest in the tribal territory of Judah where David took refuge from Saul (1 Sam. 22:5; KJV “Hareth”). The name may be preserved in modern [Kharās, a site 11 km. (7 mi.) northwest of Hebron east of Khirbet [Qîlā (biblical Keilah). The territory may have
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hareth
Ha´reth (thicket), The forest of, in which David took refuge, after, at the instigation of the prophet Gad, he had quitted the “hold” or fastness of the cave of Adullam. 1 Sam. 22:5.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hereth
HE´RETH (heʹreth; “thicket”). The place in the wooded mountains to which David fled from Saul (1 Sam. 22:5). Possibly the scene of the incident narrated in 2 Sam. 23:14–17; 1 Chron. 11:16–19.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Hareth
Hareththicket, 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
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hereth
HERETH [HEAR eth] (thicket) — a forest in the hill country of Judah near the cave where David hid from Saul (1 Sam. 22:5; Hareth, KJV, REB).
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