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Ephes-dammim

Meaning: boundary of blood

also known as: Pas-dammim

This is the name of a place in the tribe of Judah where the Philistines camped when David fought with Goliath (1 Samuel 17:1).

It was probably so called as having been the scene of frequent bloody conflicts between Israel and the Philistines.

It is called Pas-dammim (Pas Dammim) (1 Chronicles 11:13). It has been identified with the modern Beit Fased, i.e., “house of bleeding”, near Shochoh, but this identity is uncertain.

Article Version: December 26, 2018