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Ziklag
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Etymology and actual biblical location are uncertain. A town near Israel’s southwestern border with Philistia. The land was allotted to Simeon, but within the tribal boundaries of Judah after the conquest (Josh 15:31; 19:5). Ziklag was later given to David by Achish, the Philistine king of Gath (1 Sam 27:6).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ziklag
Ziklag (צִקְלַג‎, tsiqlag; צִקְלָג‎, tsiqlag; צִיקְלָג‎, tsiqelag). Etymology and actual biblical location are uncertain. A town near Israel’s southwestern border with Philistia. The land was allotted to Simeon, but within the tribal boundaries of Judah after the conquest (Josh 15:31; 19:5). Ziklag was
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ziklag (Place)
ZIKLAG (PLACE) [Heb ṣı̂qlag (צִיקְלַג‎), ṣı̄qlag (צִקְלַג)]. A town in the transition zone between the N Negeb and the S Shephelah, initially assigned to the tribal territory of Simeon (Josh 19:5) but later incorporated into the Negeb province of Judah (Josh 15:31). It is also mentioned by the editor
Jozabad (Person)
JOZABAD (PERSON) [Heb yôzābād (יֹוזָבָד)]. Jozabad occurs only in postexilic biblical writings. While it was quite possibly a common Judean name in the Persian period, the Chronicler seems to have retrojected anachronistically the name of a levitical treasurer from the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (#6)
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ziklag
Ziklag. Philistine city ruled by David for 16 months before he moved to Hebron to become the king of Judah. Ziklag was deeded to David by Achish of Gath, presumably to ensure David’s continued neutrality (1 Sm 27:6; 1 Chr 12:1). The location of Ziklag is difficult to determine despite its prominence
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ziklag
Ziklag zikʹlag [Heb. ṣiqlag̱, ṣiqlāg̱ (2 S. 1:1), ṣîqlag̱ (2 Ch. 12:1, 10); Gk. Sekelak, Sikelag, etc.]. A town in the western Negeb.According to Josh. 19:5 Ziklag was assigned to Simeon (within the territory of Judah, v 9), but later it was apparently absorbed into the tribe of Judah (1 Ch. 4:30f.;
Jozabad (captain)
2, 3. Two Manassite captains who joined David at Ziklag (1 Ch. 12:20 [MT 21]).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ziklag
ZIKLAG Philistine city ruled by David for 16 months before he moved to Hebron to become the king of Judah. Ziklag was deeded to David by Achish of Gath, presumably to ensure David’s continued neutrality (1 Sm 27:6; 1 Chr 12:1). The location of Ziklag is difficult to determine despite its prominence in
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ziklag
Ziklag (zik´lag), a city in the Negev, the wilderness area west and south of the Dead Sea; its location cannot be determined with certainty. The city was given to David by the Philistine tyrant of Gath, Achish. It was David’s base for military operations for a year and four months (1 Sam. 27:5–12), and
Jozabad
Jozabad (joh´zuh-bad; a shortened form of Jehozabad; Heb., “the Lord is a gift” or “the Lord has given”).1 A Gederathite who joined David’s warriors at Ziklag (1 Chron. 12:4).2 A Manassite who defected from Saul to join David (1 Chron. 12:20).3 A Levite who helped oversee the collection of the temple
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ziklag
ZIKLAG. city in S Judah (Josh 15:31), allotted to the Simeonites (Josh 19:5; 1 Chr 4:30) but controlled by the Philistines during the reign of Saul. It was given to David by Achish, king of Gath (1 Sam 27:6; 1 Chr 12:1–22). Amalekites captured and plundered it, but David pursued the attackers, captured
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ziklag
ZIKLAG. Ziklag appears in Jos. 15:31 as being near the Edomite boundary, in the S of Judah. It was apportioned to the Simeonites, but later fell into Philistine hands. David, when a Philistine vassal, ruled it and was later able to retain and incorporate it in his own realm. It remained in the hands
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ziklag
Ziklag (Heb. ṣɩ̂qlag̱)A town in southwest Palestine, at the southern edge of the Shephelah. It was an ancestral holding of Simeon (Josh. 19:5) and then Judah (15:31). According to 1 Chr. 4:30–31 when David became king of Judah, Ziklag and several other towns in its vicinity became part of Judah. Apparently
Jozabad
Jozabad (Heb. yôzāḇāḏ)1. A Benjaminite from Gederah who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:4 [MT 5]).2–3. Two men of Manasseh, chiefs of thousands, who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:20 [21]).4. One of the overseers of the temple offerings appointed by Hezekiah during his temple reform (2 Chr.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ziklag
Ziklag [zĭkˊlăg] (Heb. ṣîqlag̱, ṣiqlag̱).† A city assigned to the tribe of Simeon (Josh. 19:5; 1 Chr. 4:30) but elsewhere considered part of the Negeb district of Judah’s territory (Josh. 15:31). Ziklag has been identified with modern Tell el-Khuweilfeh (Tell Halif or Lahav), ca. 18 km.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Ziklag
ZIKLAG A town on the southern boundary of Judea, in the lot of Judah (Josh. 15:31). It was given to Simeon (Josh. 19:5), although it seems that it was not in fact conquered by the Israelites, since in the days of Saul it was in the hands of the Philistines. When David escaped from the wrath of Saul to
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ziklag
ZIKLAG A frontier town in the territory of Simeon in southwest Judah (Josh 19:5). The town was seized by the Philistines during the reign of Saul and was given to David by Achish, the Philistine king of Gath, for his loyalty (1 Sam 27:6). After that, David and his forces utilized Ziklag as a base of
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