Treasury of Scripture
1 Samuel 27:1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul...
1 Kings 19:3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.
Jeremiah 26:21 And when Jehoiakim the king, with all his mighty men, and all the princes, heard his words, the king sought to put him to death...
Achish. or, Abimelech.
1 Samuel 27:2 And David arose, and he passed over with the six hundred men that were with him to Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
Psalm 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Gath Jerome says there was a large town called Gath, in the way from Eleutheropolis, towards Lydda (and consequently different from that mentioned by Jerome;) and also of another Gath, between Jamnia and Antipatris. It appears to have been the extreme boundary of the Philistine territory in one direction, as Ekron was on the other, (ch.
1 Samuel 7:14 And the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron even to Gath...
1 Samuel 17:52 And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until you come to the valley...
,) and lay near Mareshah, (
2 Chronicles 11:8 And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
2 Chronicles 1:14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen...
,) which agrees pretty well with the position assigned it by Jerome. But Reland and Dr. Wells agree with Eusebius; and the authors of the Universal History (b. i. c.7) place it about six miles form Jamnia, fourteen south of Joppa, and thirty-two west of Jerusalem.