Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
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).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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 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 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 (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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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 [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
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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