Ha'reth (Heb. Che'reth, חֶרֶת, the form חָרֶת, Cha'reth, is on account of the pause-accent; prob. i.q. חֹרֶשׁ a thicket: Sept. Χαρής v.r. [ἐν] πόλει [apparently reading עַיר; so Josephus, Ant. 6:12, 4],Vulg. Haret), a wood (יִעִר) in the mountains of Judah, where David hid himself from Saul, at the instance of the prophet Gad (1Sa 31:5); probably situated among the hills west of Socho. SEE FOREST.