Hel'kath-haz'zurim (Heb. Chelkath'hats-Tsutrms', חֶלקִתאּהִצֻּרַים,plot of the rocks), a designation of the plain just below the pool of Gibeon, on the east, acquired from the deadly combat between twelve of Ishbosheth's men and as many of David's, which formed a prelude to the general engagement (2Sa 2:16). SEE GIBEON. As to the name, "Ewald approves the reading which the Sept. seem to have followed (μερὶς τῶν ἐπιβούλων, apparently from their reading הִצָּרַים), as that which alone gives a suitable meaning to the name (Gesch. Isr. 2, 575, note 1). Gesenius renders by 'the field of swords,' which can hardly be admitted; for, though צוּר is used in the sense of an 'edge,' it is never used simply for 'sword.' Furst gives Felsenkahlheit, 'rock-smoothness,' as the meaning, the place being smooth and level as a surface of rock. Aquila gives κλῆρος τῶν στερεῶν, and the Vulg. Ager robustorum, taking צוּר in a figurative sense, of which, however, there is no other instance"

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