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(buh hyoo' rihm) Place name meaning, “young men.” Village on road from Jerusalem to Jericho in tribal territory of Benjamin. David demanded Ishbosheth, Saul's son, send back Michal, Saul's daughter and David's wife. Ishbosheth took her from her husband Phaltiel, who followed her weeping to Bahurim until Abner, the general, forced him to return home (2 Samuel 3:16 ). When David fled from his son Absalom, a kinsman of Saul named Shimei met him at Bahurim, cursed him, and threw stones at his party. David prevented immediate punishment (2 Samuel 16:5 ; 2 Samuel 19:16 ). Two messengers taking secret messages about Absalom from the priests hid from Absalom's servants at Bahurim (2 Samuel 17:18 ). Solomon followed David's orders and had Shimei of Bahurim killed (1Kings 2:8-9,1 Kings 2:36-46 ). Azmaveth, one of David's valiant soldiers, was from Bahurim (1 Chronicles 11:33 ). 2 Samuel 23:31 lists the city as Barhum, due to a copyist's mistake. Bahurim was probably located at modern Ras et-Tmim, east of Mount Scopus near Jerusalem.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Bahurim'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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