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Meaning: shady

The name of a biblical man and a place…

  1. One of David's warriors, called the Ahohite (2 Samuel 23:28); called also Ilai (1 Chronicles 11:29).

  2. A wood near Shechem, from which Abimelech and his party brought boughs and “put them to the hold” of Shechem, “and set the hold on fire” (Judges 9:48). Probably the southern peak of Gerizim, now called Jebel Sulman. (See Salmon.)