Michmash

Michmash (Mik´mash)

A village located in the rugged hills of the territory of the tribe of Benjamin about seven miles north of Jerusalem. It was opposite Geba, and together those two towns guarded the pass to the Jordan Valley. Michmash stood almost 2,000 feet above sea level, and two rocky outcrops called Bozez and Seneh stood nearby on either side of the valley (1Sam 14:4; 1Sam 14:5). Philistine power in the eastern hill country was broken by Saul and Jonathan in a battle for the pass between Michmash and Geba (1Sam 13; 1Sam 14).

1Sam 14:4

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