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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature
Kei´lah, a city of the tribe of Judah (), about twenty miles south-west from Jerusalem. When this city was besieged by the Philistines, David was commissioned by God to relieve it; notwithstanding which, if he had not made his escape, the ungrateful inhabitants would have delivered him into the hands of Saul (). Keilah was a considerable city in the time of Nehemiah (), and existed in the days of Eusebius and Jerome, who place it eight Roman miles from Eleutheropolis on the road to Hebron.
Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Keilah'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature". https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/kbe/k/keilah.html.