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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Ziklag

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City in the south of Judah given to David by Achish, one of the Philistine kings. It was burned down by the Amalekites, and the inhabitants carried away during the absence of David; but the captives and the spoil were recovered. It afterwards returned to the tribe of Judah. A list is given of the warriors who resorted to David at Ziklag while Saul was yet alive, and therefore while David was in rejection by the nation. 1 Chronicles 12:1-22 . Amasai, chief of the captains, said "Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee." Cheering words to one thus placed! They were apparently a type of those who follow the Lord Jesus now while He is still rejected by the world at large. Joshua 15:31 ; Joshua 19:5 ; 1 Samuel 27:6 ; 1 Samuel 30:1-26 ; 2 Samuel 1:1 ; 2 Samuel 4:10 , 1 Chronicles 4:30 ; Nehemiah 11:28 . Identified by some with Asluj, 31 3' N, 34 48' E .; but ruins at Zuheilikah, some 17 miles N.W. of Beersheba have been preferred by others.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Ziklag'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/z/ziklag.html. 1897.

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