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young men, a place east of Jerusalem (2 Sam. 3:16; 19:16), on the road to the Jordan valley. Here Shimei resided, who poured forth vile abuse against David, and flung dust and stones at him and his party when they were making their way down the eastern slopes of Olivet toward Jordan (16:5); and here Jonathan and Ahimaaz hid themselves (17:18). With the exception of Shimei, Azmaveth, one of David’s heroes, is the only other native of the place who is mentioned (2 Sam. 23:31; 1 Chr. 11:33).

Historical Examples

And her husband followed her, weeping as far as bahurim: and Abner said to him: Go and return.
The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various

He had cursed David at bahurim on the day of his flight, and in the hour of his extremest humiliation.
The Expositor’s Bible: The First Book of Kings F. W. Farrar

The first town through which David passed in his flight was the Benjamite city of bahurim.
History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6) Heinrich Graetz


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