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Sela-hammahlekoth

Sela-hammahlekoth [EBD]

cliff of divisions the name of the great gorge which lies between Hachilah and Maon, south-east of Hebron. This gorge is now called the Wady Malaky. This was the scene of the interview between David and Saul mentioned in 1 Sam.26:13. Each stood on an opposing cliff, with this deep chasm between.

Sela-hammahlekoth [NAVE]

SELA-HAMMAHLEKOTH, a rock in the wilderness of Maon, 1 Sam. 23:28.

SELA-HAMMAHLEKOTH [ISBE]

SELA-HAMMAHLEKOTH - se-la-ha-ma'-le-koth, -koth (cela`ha-machleqoth; petra he meristheisa): "The rock of divisions (or, escape)" (1 Sam 23:28 margin). "Saul .... pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon. And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul" (1 Sam 23:25,26). The name seems to survive in Wady Malaki, "the great gorge which breaks down between Carmel and Maon eastward, with vertical cliffs" (PEF, III, 314, Sh. XXI).




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