Naioth (Nay´yoth)

A place in or near Ramah in the tribal area of Benjamin, a short distance north of Jerusalem, where David, fleeing Saul, took refuge with Samuel and the prophets associated with him (1Sam 19:18). Saul’s messengers, sent to Naioth to take David, became imbued with the prophetic spirit, as did Saul himself when he followed (1Sam 19:20-24).

1Sam 19:18

David Joins Samuel in Ramah
18Now David fled and escaped; he came to Samuel at Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. He and Samuel went and settled ... View more

1Sam 19:20-24

20Then Saul sent messengers to take David. When they saw the company of the prophets in a frenzy, with Samuel standing in charge of! them, the spirit of God cam ... View more

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