New International Version
Keilah, Akzib and Mareshah--nine towns and their villages.
King James Bible
And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages:
Darby Bible Translation
and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah: nine cities and their hamlets.
World English Bible
Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages.
Young's Literal Translation
and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities and their villages.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Keilah - This town was near Hebron, and is said to have been the burying-place of the prophet Habakkuk. David obliged the Philistines to raise the siege of it; (see 1 Samuel 23:1-13); but finding that its inhabitants had purposed to deliver him into the hands of Saul, who was coming in pursuit of him, he made his escape. See this remarkable case explained in the note on Deuteronomy 32:15 (note).
Mareshah - Called also Maresheth and Marasthi; it was the birth-place of the prophet Micah. Near this place was the famous battle between Asa, king of Judah, and Zera, king of Cush or Ethiopia, who was at the head of one thousand thousand men, and three hundred chariots. Asa defeated this immense host and took much spoil, 2 Chronicles 14:9-15.
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LibraryThe Sea of Sodom
The bounds of Judea, on both sides, are the sea; the western bound is the Mediterranean,--the eastern, the Dead sea, or the sea of Sodom. This the Jewish writers every where call, which you may not so properly interpret here, "the salt sea," as "the bituminous sea." In which sense word for word, "Sodom's salt," but properly "Sodom's bitumen," doth very frequently occur among them. The use of it was in the holy incense. They mingled 'bitumen,' 'the amber of Jordan,' and [an herb known to few], with …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Sennacherib (705-681 B. C. )
Kadesh. Rekam, and that Double. Inquiry is Made, Whether the Doubling it in the Maps is Well Done.
Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib,
Ekron, with its surrounding settlements and villages;
1 Samuel 23:1
When David was told, "Look, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are looting the threshing floors,"
Therefore you will give parting gifts to Moresheth Gath. The town of Akzib will prove deceptive to the kings of Israel.
I will bring a conqueror against you who live in Mareshah. The nobles of Israel will flee to Adullam.
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