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Horesh
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Horesh
Horesh (חֹרְשָׁה‎, choreshah). A place in the Wilderness of Ziph on the hill of Hachilah where David hid from Saul and made a covenant with Jonathan (1 Sam 23). The Hebrew word is often translated “forest” or “wood” (see 2 Chr 27:4; Isa 17:9; Ezek 31:3).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Horesh (Place)
HORESH (PLACE) [Heb ḥōreš (חֹרֶשׁ)]. A place in the Judean hill country in the Wilderness of Ziph (1 Sam 23:15–19) equipped with strongholds and located on the hill of HACHILAH (v 19). It was used by David as a hiding place from Saul and is the location at which David and Jonathan made a covenant
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Horesh
Horesh. Hebrew word translated as a place-name in 1 Samuel 23:15–19 (part of the wilderness of Ziph). David hid from Saul there, and met secretly with Jonathan. The word is translated simply as “wooded hills” (kjv in the forests) in 2 Chronicles 27:4. Authorities differ on whether the place-name in 1
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Horesh
Horesh hōʹresh, hôrʹəsh [Heb. hōreš—‘wood, forest’] (1 S. 23:15–19); AV WOOD. The name evidently referred to a location in the Wilderness of Ziph (although it is doubtful that this land was ever wooded) where David was hiding from Saul. It was in this area that David and Jonathan entered into a
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Horesh
HORESH Hebrew word translated as a place-name in 1 Samuel 23:15–19 (part of the wilderness of Ziph). David hid from Saul there, and met secretly with Jonathan. The word is translated simply as “wooded areas” in 2 Chronicles 27:4 (nlt). Authorities differ on whether the place-name in 1 Samuel is warranted.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Horesh
Horesh (hor´esh; Heb., “forest”), a place in the Wilderness of Ziph used by David as a hiding place when fleeing from Saul (1 Sam. 23:15–16, 18–19). Jonathan sought David out to reassure him, but some Ziphites reported David’s presence to Saul, forcing David to move on. Ziph is located in the Judean
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Horesh
HORESH. A place in the wilderness of Ziph (1 Sa. 23:15–19), possibly to be identified with Khirbet Khoreisa some 9–10 km S of Hebron. av, rv ‘wood’, is grammatically possible but topographically unlikely; trees could scarcely have grown in this region.R. P. Gordon.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Horesh
Horesh (Heb. ḥōreš)A place in the Wilderness of Ziph where David hid from Saul and made a covenant of friendship with Jonathan (1 Sam. 23:15–19). Most modern interpreters identify the site as Khirbet Khoreisa, ca. 9.6 km. (6 mi.) SE of Hebron. The name Horesh (“wood” or “wooded height”) could be a
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Horesh
Horesh [hôrˊĕsh] (Heb. hōreš “wood”). A place in the Wilderness of Ziph where David hid from Saul and where he made a covenant with Jonathan (1 Sam. 23:15–19). The KJV translates “in a wood” rather than a place name, but it appears unlikely that the area was ever wooded. The site is usually identified
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Horesh
HOR´ESH (hor´esh). A place in the wilderness of Ziph where David fled from Saul and where Jonathan met him to provide him support (1 Sam. 23:15, 16, 18, 19). See Ziph.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Horesh
HORESH [HOE resh] (forest) — a place in the Wilderness of Ziph, west of the Dead Sea, where David hid from King Saul (1 Sam. 23:15; in a forest, NKJV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HORESH
HORESH<ho’-resh> ([חֹרְשָׁה‎, choreshah], 1 Sam 23:15, 18, margin only; Septuagint [ἐν τη̦̂ Καινη̦̂, en Te Kaine], “in the New”; English Versions of the Bible “in the wood” ([בַּחֹרְשָׁה‎, ba-choreshdh]), the particle “in” being combined with the article): Choresh in other passages is translated
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