Ajephim

Aj'ephim (Hebrew Ayephim', עֲיֵפַים, weary ones; Sept. ἐκλελυμένοι, Vulg. lassus, Auth. Vers. "weary") occurs in the original, 2Sa 16:14, where, although rendered as an appellative in the versions, it has been regarded by many interpreters (e.g. Michaelis, Dathe, Thenius, in loc.) as the name of a place to which the fugitive David and his company retired from Jerusalem on the approach of the rebellious Absalom, and where they made their halt for the night, but from which they were induced to remove by the news sent them by Hushai. This view is favored by the phraseology, וִיָּבא , "and he came," שָׁם, "there," evidently referring to some locality, which must be sought east of Jerusalem, beyond the Mount of Olives, toward the ford of the Jordan; perhaps between Bethany and Khan Hudrur, on the S.W. bank of Wady Sidr.

 
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