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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Sechu

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(Heb. with the art. has-Seku', .חַשְּׂכוּ , the watch-tower, implying that the place was on or near an elevation; Sept. Σεχί v. r. Σεφεί ), a region in Ramah, containing a famous well (or rather cistern, בּוֹר ), which Saul passed while in pursuit of David (1 Samuel 19:22). "Assuming that Saul started from Gibeah (Tuleil el-Ful), and that Neby Samwil is Ramah [?], then Bir Neballa (the well of Neballa), alleged by a modern traveller (Schwarz, Palest. p. 127) to contain a large pit, would be in a suitable position for the great well of Sechu. Schwarz himself (p. 157) would identify it with Askar, on the south-east end of Mount Eba], and the well with Jacob's Well in the plain below; and Van de Velde (S. and P. ii, 53 sq.) hesitatingly places it at Shuk, in the mountains of Judah north-east of Hebron; but this they are forced into by their respective theories as to the position of Ramathaim-Zophim" (Smith). Sechu is perhaps represented by the present Khuraib er-Ram, which still contains a cistern (Robinson, Later Res. p. 287), and lies near er-Ram (Ramah) directly on the road from Tuleil el-Ful (Gibcah of Saul).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Sechu'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/s/sechu.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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