I prefer to dwell in gath and to pitch my tents in Ashdod; and I doubt the use of the sling as a weapon in modern war.
Tell it not in gath; publish it not in the streets of Askelon.
gath had, but it is at least very questionable whether Hamath had.
When Saul was told that David had fled to gath, he gave up looking for him.
And David arose, and he passed over with the six hundred men that were with him unto Achish, king of gath.
Can there be any allusion to the giant stature of Goliath's relations in gath?
All this would be deemed atrociously aristocratic, were it told in gath!
We should expect it to be much more accessible by a hasty march from gath.
He has the smooth cheeks o' a wench, an' limbs like Goliath o' gath.
He had with him also his two wives, Ahinoam and Abigail, and he dwelt in gath.
a wine-vat, one of the five royal cities of the Philistines (Josh. 13:3) on which the ark brought calamity (1 Sam. 5:8, 9; 6:17). It was famous also as being the birthplace or residence of Goliath (1 Sam. 17:4). David fled from Saul to Achish, king of Gath (1 Sam. 21:10; 27:2-4; Ps. 56), and his connection with it will account for the words in 2 Sam. 1:20. It was afterwards conquered by David (2 Sam. 8:1). It occupied a strong position on the borders of Judah and Philistia (1 Sam. 21:10; 1 Chr. 18:1). Its site has been identified with the hill called Tell esSafieh, the Alba Specula of the Middle Ages, which rises 695 feet above the plain on its east edge. It is noticed on monuments about B.C. 1500. (See METHEGAMMAH.)