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

4In the pass, by which Jonathan tried to go over to the Philistine garrison, there was a rocky crag on one side and a rocky crag on the other; the name of the o ... View more

1Sam 14:5

5One crag rose on the north in front of Michmash, and the other on the south in front of Geba.

1Sam 13

Saul's Unlawful Sacrifice
1Saul was . . . years old when he began to reign; and he reigned . . . and two years over Israel.2Saul chose three thousand out of Isr ... View more

1Sam 14

1One day Jonathan son of Saul said to the young man who carried his armor, “Come, let us go over to the Philistine garrison on the other side.” But he did not t ... View more

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