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Holman Bible Dictionary

Helkath-Hazzurim

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(hehl' kath-haz zyoo' rihm) Place name meaning, “field of flint stones” or “field of battle.” Site of “play” (2 Samuel 2:14 ) battle between young warriors of Saul and those of David leading to defeat of Ish-bosheth's army (2 Samuel 2:12-17 ). The somewhat obscure Hebrew play on words to name the field near Gibeon has led to numerous translation attempts. REB reads, “Field of Blades.”

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Helkath-Hazzurim'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/h/helkath-hazzurim.html. 1991.

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