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Map of Old Testament Israel - Michmash
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Michmash Mukhmas. Location of Philistine encampment, 1 Sam. 13. 2 , 5ff.; 14. 5; occupied by returning exiles, Neh. 7. 31; residence of Jonathan Maccabaeus, 1 Macc. 9. 73
1 Samuel 13:2 -
Saul chose him three thousand [men] of Israel; [whereof] two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and in mount Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin: and the rest of the people he sent every man to his tent.
1 Samuel 13:5 - And the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots, and six thousand horsemen, and people as the sand which [is] on the sea shore in multitude: and they came up, and pitched in Michmash, eastward from Bethaven.
1 Samuel 14:5 - The forefront of the one [was] situate northward over against Michmash, and the other southward over against Gibeah.
Nehemiah 7:31 - The men of Michmas, an hundred and twenty and two.
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