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HACHILAH, HILL OF

ha-ki'-la, hak'-i-la, (chakhilah): A hill in the wilderness of Judah, associated with the wanderings of David. It is stated (1 Sam 23:19) to be "on the South of the desert" (or Jeshimon), and (1 Sam 26:1) to be "before (on the front (i.e. edge) of) the desert." It was near Ziph and Maon. The only plausible hypothesis is that it is represented by the ridge Dhahret el-Kolah in the wilderness of Ziph, toward the desert of En-gedi (PEF, III, 313, Sh XXI).
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'HACHILAH, HILL OF'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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