EPHES-DAMMIM (PLACE) [Heb ʾepeś dammı̂m (אֶפֶשׂ דַּמִּים)]. Var. PAS-DAMMIM. The area in which the Philistines gathered before the battle during which David slew Goliath (1 Sam 17:1). This text places the area between Socoh (M.R. 147121) and Azekah (M.R. 144123) and near the Valley of Elah where the
Ephes-dammim. Location between Socoh and Azekah in Judah (1 Sm 17:1) where the Philistines encamped. It was called Pas-dammim in 1 Chronicles 11:13. The reference to blood (dammim) in the name probably has to do with the number of battles fought there, or it may refer to the red earth of the area. Traditionally
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Ephes-Dammimē-fes-damʹim [Heb. ʾep̱es dammîm]. A place in Judah (also called Pas-dammim in 1 Ch. 11:13) about 21 km (13 mi) SW of Jerusalem, where the Philistine armies drew their forces in preparation for battle with the Israelites (1 S. 17:1). It was here that David slew Goliath (17:50).The meaning
EPHES-DAMMIM Location between Socoh and Azekah in Judah (1 Sm 17:1) where the Philistines encamped. It was called Pas-dammim in 1 Chronicles 11:13. The reference to blood (dammim) in the name probably has to do with the number of battles fought there, or it may refer to the red earth of the area. Traditionally
PAS-DAMMIM. An abbreviated form of Ephes-dammim (q.v.); 1 Sam 17:1). A place in western Judah, literally, “boundary or edge of blood,” perhaps from the red color of the earth in the area (1 Chr 11:13).
EPHES-DAMMIM. The site of a Philistine encampment preparatory to the Philistine attack on the Israelites (1 Sam 17:1). It is located between Shochoh and Azekah. Goliath went forth from the camp to challenge Israel to send out one warrior to represent them. It has been suggested that the name (“border
Ephes-Dammim (Heb. ʾep̱es dammɩ̂m) (also PAS-DAMMIM)The area in which the Philistine army camped as they prepared to battle Saul preceding the battle of David and Goliath, located between Socoh and Zekah (1 Sam. 17:1). Although some scholars identify it with modern Damun, ca. 6.5 km. (4 mi.) NE of Socoh,
Ephes-Dammim [ēˊfĭz dămˊĭm] (Heb. ˒ep̱es dammîm). A place between Socoh and Azekah where the Philistines had assembled their armies while preparing for battle with the Hebrews (1 Sam. 17:1). Here David killed the Philistine Goliath (v. 50). Pas-dammim, mentioned at 1 Chr. 11:13, is probably
E´phes-dam´mim (cessation of bloodshed), a place between Socoh and Arekah, at which the Philistines were encamped before the affray in which Goliath was killed. 1 Sam. 17:1. Under the shorter form of Pas-dammim it occurs once again in a similar connection. 1 Chron. 11:13.
E´PHES-DAM´MIM (eʹfes-damʹim; “boundary of blood,” 1 Sam. 17:1). Called Pasdammim (1 Chron. 11:13). The bloody contests between Israel and the Philistines gave it its name. It is modern Beit Fased (“house of bleeding”).
Ephes-Dammim—boundary of blood, a place in the tribe of Judah where the Philistines encamped when David fought with Goliath (1 Sam. 17:1). It was probably so called as having been the scene of frequent sanguinary conflicts between Israel and the Philistines. It is called Pas-dammim (1 Chr. 11:13). It