A city of Judah and Simeon, on the borders of the Philistines, Joshua 15:31; 19:5, who held it until the time of Saul, when Achish king of Gath gave it to David. Hither many other refugees from Judah resorted, and David was thus enabled to aid Achish, and to chastise the Amalekites who had sacked Ziklag during his absence, 1 Samuel 27:1- 6; 30:1-31; Nehemiah 11:28.
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Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'ZIKLAG'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".