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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Heb. Che'reth, חֶרֶת, the form חָרֶת, Cha'reth, is on account of the pause-accent; prob. i.q. חֹרֶשׁ a thicket: Sept. Χαρής v.r. [ἐν] πόλει [apparently reading עַיר ; so Josephus, Ant. 6:12, 4],Vulg. Haret), a wood (יִעִר ) in the mountains of Judah, where David hid himself from Saul, at the instance of the prophet Gad (1 Samuel 31:5); probably situated among the hills west of Socho. (See FOREST).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Hareth'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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