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Adullam

ADULLAM (a-dŭl'ăm, Heb. ’ădhullām, retreat, refuge). A city in the Shephelah or low country, between the hill country of Judah and the sea, thirteen miles (twenty-two km.) SW of Bethlehem; very ancient (Gen.38.1, Gen.38.12, Gen.38.20; Josh.15.35); the seat of one of the thirty-one petty kings conquered by Joshua (Josh.12.15). It was fortified by Rehoboam (2Chr.11.7). Because of its beauty it was called “the glory of Israel” (Mic.1.15). It was reoccupied on the return from the Babylonian exile (Neh.11.30).