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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Zik´lag, a city belonging to the tribe of Simeon (; ), but at times subject to the Philistines of Gath, whose king, Achish, bestowed it upon David for a residence; after which it pertained to Judah (; ; ; ; ; ; ).

While David was absent with his men to join Achish, Ziklag was burned and plundered by the Amalekites; and on his return, after receiving the spoil from them, he remained here till called to assume the crown after the death of Saul. It was during his stay in this place that he was joined by many considerable and valiant persons, whose adhesion to his cause was of much importance to him, and who were ever after held in high esteem in his court and army.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Ziklag'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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