Ziklag (Zik´lag)

A city in the Negeb, the wilderness area west and south of the Dead Sea, whose location cannot be determined with certainty. The city was given to David by the Philistine tyrant of Gath, Achish. It was David’s base for military operations for a year and four months (1Sam 27:5-12), and it was destroyed by the Amalekites at the time of Saul’s last stand against the Philistines (1Sam 30:1-19). It is listed in the ancestral holdings of both Judah (Josh 15:31; 1Sam 27:6) and Simeon (Josh 19:5; 1Chr 4:30).

1Sam 27:5-12

5Then David said to Achish, “If I have found favor in your sight, let a place be given me in one of the country towns, so that I may live there; for why should ... View more

1Sam 30:1-19

David Avenges the Destruction of Ziklag
1Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid on the Negeb and on Ziklag. ... View more

Josh 15:31

31Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah,

1Sam 27:6

6So that day Achish gave him Ziklag; therefore Ziklag has belonged to the kings of Judah to this day.

Josh 19:5

5Ziklag, Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susah,

1Chr 4:30

30Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag,

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