Battles between Israel and the Philistines: Yes, they were natural enemies always, yet David, fleeing for his life from Saul, took refuge among them @ Gath, (and King Achish gave him Kiklag too.) in one of the strangest periods of his life before kingship, for 16 months! 1 Sam.21:10, 27:6-7 And the Philistine army would prove to be the end of King Saul, and Jonathan..
The Valley, or Vale, of Elah is best known as the site where David fought Goliath (1 Samuel 17: 2ff). It is a valley in the Shephelah, the vast hill tract from the coastal plain to the hills of Judea and Samaria. It is 14 miles SW of Jerusalem. Other names for this valley are the current name Wadi es-Sant (Valley of the Acacia), and possibly the Valley of Shittim (Joel 3:18). Trees in this valley are acacias, terebinths, and oaks. The brook where David gathered stones is a wadi, with water…
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