Meaning: thicket

a forest in the mountains of Judah where David hid when pursued by Saul (1 Samuel 22:5)

It was possibly while he was here that the memorable incident narrated in 2 Samuel 23:14-17, 1 Chronicles 11:16-19 occurred. This place has not been identified, but perhaps it may be the modern Kharas, on the borders of the chain of mountains some 3 miles east of Keilah.