Ziklag
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Ziklag

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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ziklag

(winding), a place which possesses a special interest from its having been the residence and the private property of David. It is first mentioned in the catalogue of the towns of Judah in (Joshua 15:31) and occurs, in the same connection among the places which were allotted out of the territory of Judah to Simeon. (Joshua 19:5) We next encounter it in the possession of the Philistines (1 Samuel 27:6) when it was, at David's request, bestowed upon him by Achish king of Gath. He resided there for a year and four months. (1 Samuel 27:6,7; 30:14,26; 1 Chronicles 12:1,20) It was there he received the news of Saul's death. (2 Samuel 1:1; 4:10) He then relinquished it for Hebron. (2 Samuel 2:1) Ziklag is finally mentioned as being reinhabited by the people of Judah after their return from captivity. (Nehemiah 11:28) The situation of the town is difficult to determine, and we only know for certain that it was in the south country.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Ziklag

A city of Judah and Simeon, on the borders of the Philistines, Joshua 15:31; 19:5, who held it until the time of Saul, when Achish king of Gath gave it to David. Hither many other refugees from Judah resorted, and David was thus enabled to aid Achish, and to chastise the Amalekites who had sacked Ziklag during his absence, 1 Samuel 27:1 6; 30:1-31; Nehemiah 11:28.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A town in the Negeb, or south country of Judah (Joshua 15:31), in the possession of the Philistines when David fled to Gath from Ziph with all his followers. Achish, the king, assigned him Ziklag as his place of residence. There he dwelt for over a year and four months. From this time it pertained to the kings of Judah (1 Samuel 27:6). During his absence with his army to join the Philistine expedition against the Israelites (29:11), it was destroyed by the Amalekites (30:1, 2), whom David, however, pursued and utterly routed, returning all the captives (1 Samuel 30:26-31). Two days after his return from this expedition, David received tidings of the disastrous battle of Gilboa and of the death of Saul (2 Samuel 1:1-16). He now left Ziklag and returned to Hebron, along with his two wives, Ahinoam and Abigail, and his band of 600 men. It has been identified with `Asluj, a heap of ruins south of Beersheba. Conder, however, identifies it with Khirbet Zuheilikah, ruins found on three hills half a mile apart, some seventeen miles north-west of Beersheba, on the confines of Philistia, Judah, and Amalek.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ZIKLAG

zik'-lag (tsiqelagh, tsiqelagh (2 Samuel 1:1), tsiqelagh (1 Chronicles 12:1, 20); usually in the Septuagint Sekelak, or Sikelag): A town assigned (Joshua 19:5 1 Chronicles 4:30) to Simeon, but in Joshua 15:31 named, between Hornah and Madmannah, as one of the cities of the Negeb of Judah, "toward the border of Edom." It is said (1 Samuel 27:6) to have remained a royal city. In Nehemiah 11:28 it is in the list of towns reinhabited by the returning children of Judah. Its chief associations are with David. Achish the Philistine king of Gath gave it to David as a residence (1 Samuel 27:6 1 Chronicles 12:1, 20); it was raided by the Amalekites, on whom David took vengeance and so recovered his property (1 Samuel 30:14, 26); here the messenger who came to announce Saul's death was slain (2 Samuel 1:1; 2 Samuel 4:10).

The site of this important place is not yet fixed with certainty; Conder proposed Zucheilika, a ruin 11 miles South-Southeast of Gaza, and 4 miles North of Wady es-Sheri'a, which may be the "Brook Besor" (1 Samuel 30:9, 10, 21); Rowland (1842) proposed `Asluj, a heap of ruins South of Beersheba and 7 miles to the East of Bered. Neither site is entirely satisfactory. See Williams, Holy City, I, 463-68; BR, II, 201, PEF, 288, Sh XX.

E. W. G. Masterman

Strong's Hebrew
6860. Tsiqelag -- a city assigned to Judah, also to Simeon
... Tsiqelag. 6861 . a city assigned to Judah, also to Simeon. Transliteration: Tsiqelag
Phonetic Spelling: (tsik-lag') Short Definition: Ziklag. ... Ziklag. ...
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Library

The Bright Dawn of a Reign
... The last stage of David's wanderings had brought him to Ziklag, a Philistine city. ...
What was he to do? Ziklag was untenable; where was he to take his men? ...
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Making the Best of Trouble
... one of the towns in the open country, that I may live there; for why should your
servant live in the royal city with you?" So Achish gave him Ziklag, and David ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/making the best of trouble.htm

How David Reigned Over one Tribe at Hebron While the Son Of
... 1. This fight proved to be on the same day whereon David was come back
to Ziklag, after he had overcome the Amalekites. Now when ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 1 how david reigned.htm

The Exile --Continued.
... Gath. On the offer being accepted, the little town of Ziklag was allotted
to them, and became their home for a year and four months. ...
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Now Saul Upon God's not Answering Him Concerning the Fight with ...
... lest any of our enemies should make an incursion upon it, which will be one part
of that assistance which I expect from thee." So David came to Ziklag, as the ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 14 now saul upon.htm

The History of David
... For whilst David had been out with Achish the king, they of Amalek had been in Ziklag
and taken all that was therein prisoners, and robbed and carried away ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/the history of david.htm

The Statute of David for the Sharing of the Spoil
... And when David came to Ziklag, he sent of the spoil unto the elders of Judah, even
to his friends, saying, Behold a present for you of the spoil of the enemies ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 37 1891/the statute of david for.htm

The King.
... its rude resting-place! The news is received by the fugitive at Ziklag in
striking and characteristic fashion. He first flames out ...
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The King --Continued.
... "Jehovah, my rock and my fortress," reminds us of his cry in Ziklag, "Thou art my
rock and my fortress" (xxxi.3), and of the "hold" (the same word) of Adullam ...
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At the Front or the Base
... David's city of Ziklag had been captured by the Amalekites, while he and all his
men who could carry arms were absent, serving in the army of Achish, the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/at the front or the.htm

Thesaurus
Ziklag (13 Occurrences)
... Achish, the king, assigned him Ziklag as his place of residence. There he dwelt
for over a year and four months. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ZIKLAG. ...
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Hormah (9 Occurrences)
... In Joshua 12:14 it is named between Geder and Arad; in Joshua 15:30 between Chesil
and Ziklag, among the uttermost cities toward the border of Edom in the South ...
/h/hormah.htm - 12k

Jozabad (10 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Whom Jehovah bestows. (1.) One of the Benjamite
archers who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:4). ...
/j/jozabad.htm - 11k

Raid (15 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 30:1 It happened, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third
day, that the Amalekites had made a raid on the South, and on Ziklag, and ...
/r/raid.htm - 11k

Pushed (28 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 30:1 And it cometh to pass, in the coming in of David and his men to Ziklag,
on the third day, that the Amalekites have pushed unto the south, and ...
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Achish (20 Occurrences)
... It was probably this same king to whom David a second time repaired at the head
of a band of 600 warriors, and who assigned him Ziklag, whence he carried on ...
/a/achish.htm - 16k

Amal'ekites (24 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 30:1 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on
the third day, that the Amalekites had made a raid upon the South, and upon ...
/a/amal'ekites.htm - 13k

Overthrown (44 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 30:1 It happened, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third
day, that the Amalekites had made a raid on the South, and on Ziklag, and ...
/o/overthrown.htm - 20k

Invaded (20 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 30:1 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on
the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and ...
/i/invaded.htm - 12k

Raided (6 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 30:1 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on
the third day, that the Amalekites had made a raid upon the South, and upon ...
/r/raided.htm - 8k

Concordance
Ziklag (13 Occurrences)

Joshua 15:31
Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 19:5
Ziklag, Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 27:6
Then Achish gave him Ziklag that day: why Ziklag pertains to the kings of Judah to this day.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 30:1
It happened, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had made a raid on the South, and on Ziklag, and had struck Ziklag, and burned it with fire,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 30:3
When David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captive.
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 30:14
We made a raid on the South of the Cherethites, and on that which belongs to Judah, and on the South of Caleb; and we burned Ziklag with fire."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 30:26
When David came to Ziklag, he sent of the spoil to the elders of Judah, even to his friends, saying, "Behold, a present for you of the spoil of the enemies of Yahweh."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 1:1
It happened after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 4:10
when someone told me,'Behold, Saul is dead,' thinking to have brought good news, I took hold of him, and killed him in Ziklag, which was the reward I gave him for his news.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 4:30
and at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 12:1
Now these are those who came to David to Ziklag, while he yet kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish; and they were among the mighty men, his helpers in war.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 12:20
As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zillethai, captains of thousands who were of Manasseh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 11:28
and in Ziklag, and in Meconah and in its towns,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Ziklag

Ziklag: A City Within the Territory Allotted to the Tribe of Judah

Ziklag: Amalekites Destroy

Ziklag: David Lives At

Ziklag: Inhabited by the Returned Exiles of Judah

Ziklag: Re-Allotted to the Tribe of Simeon

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Belongs (127 Occurrences)

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