New American Standard Bible
David went up from there and stayed in the strongholds of Engedi.
King James Bible
And David went up from thence, and dwelt in strong holds at Engedi.
Darby Bible Translation
And David went up from thence, and abode in the strongholds of Engedi.
World English Bible
David went up from there, and lived in the strongholds of En Gedi.
Young's Literal Translation
And David goeth up thence, and abideth in fortresses at En-gedi.
1 Samuel 23:29 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
En-gedi (the fountain of the kid), anciently called Hazezon-Tamar Genesis 14:7 from the palm-trees which used to grow there, still preserves its name in Ain-Djedy. It is about 200 yards from the Dead Sea, about the center of its western shore. It is marked by great luxuriance of vegetation, though the approach to it is through most dangerous and precipitous passes. The country is full of caverns, which serve as lurking places for outlaws at the present day. One of these, a spacious one called Bir-el-Mauquouchieh, with a well in it suitable for watering sheep, close to the Wady Hasasa, may have been the identical cavern in which David cut off Saul's skirt.
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
and Nibshan and the City of Salt and Engedi; six cities with their villages.
1 Samuel 23:28
So Saul returned from pursuing David and went to meet the Philistines; therefore they called that place the Rock of Escape.
1 Samuel 24:1
Now when Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, saying, "Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi."
1 Samuel 24:22
David swore to Saul. And Saul went to his home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.
2 Chronicles 20:2
Then some came and reported to Jehoshaphat, saying, "A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, out of Aram and behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar (that is Engedi)."
Song of Solomon 1:14
"My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms In the vineyards of Engedi."
"And it will come about that fishermen will stand beside it; from Engedi to Eneglaim there will be a place for the spreading of nets. Their fish will be according to their kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea, very many.
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