Horesh (Hor´esh; Heb., “forest”)

A place in the Wilderness of Ziph used by David as a hiding place when fleeing from Saul (1Sam 23:15-16; 1Sam 18-19:15). Jonathan sought David out to reassure him, but some Ziphites reported David’s presence to Saul, forcing David to move on. Ziph is located in the Judean wilderness southeast of Hebron. Some claim a specific site identification for Horesh, but others think its meaning (“forest”) suggests a small region in the Ziph wilderness.

1Sam 23:15-16

David Eludes Saul in the Wilderness
15David was in the Wilderness of Ziph at Horesh when he learned that Saul had come out to seek his life.16Saul's son Jonatha ... View more

1Sam 18-19:15

Jonathan's Covenant with David
1When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own ... View more

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