(24:1) 1 Then David went up from there and stayed in the strongholds of En Gedi.
Nibshan, the city of Salt, and En Gedi – a total of six cities and their towns.
Messengers 1 arrived and reported to Jehoshaphat, “A huge army is attacking you from the other side of the Dead Sea, 2 from the direction of Edom. 3 Look, they are in Hazezon Tamar (that is, En Gedi).”
Kedesh, Edrei, En Hazor,
Remeth, En Gannim, En Haddah and Beth Pazzez.
Fishermen will stand beside it; from Engedi to En-eglaim they will spread nets. They will catch many kinds of fish, like the fish of the Great Sea. 1
Zanoah, En Gannim, Tappuah, Enam,
in En Rimmon, in Zorah, in Jarmuth,
Jarmuth, and En Gannim, along with the grazing areas of each – a total of four cities;
It then went up to Debir from the Valley of Achor, turning northward to Gilgal (which is opposite the Pass 1 of Adummim south of the valley), crossed to the waters of En Shemesh and extended to En Rogel.
It went northward, extending to En Shemesh and Geliloth opposite the Pass 1 of Adummim, and descended to the Stone of Bohan son of Reuben.
Then they attacked En Mishpat (that is, Kadesh) again, 1 and they conquered all the territory of the Amalekites, as well as the Amorites who were living in Hazazon Tamar.
Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz were staying in En Rogel. A female servant would go and inform them, and they would then go and inform King David. It was not advisable for them to be seen going into the city.
Adonijah sacrificed sheep, cattle, and fattened steers at the Stone of Zoheleth near En Rogel. He invited all his brothers, the king’s sons, 1 as well as all the men of Judah, the king’s servants.
Within Issachar’s and Asher’s territory Manasseh was assigned Beth Shean, Ibleam, the residents of Dor, En Dor, the residents of Taanach, the residents of Megiddo, 1 the three of Napheth, 2 and the towns surrounding all these cities. 3
The border then descended to the edge of the hill country near the Valley of Ben Hinnom located in the Valley of the Rephaites to the north. It descended through the Valley of Hinnom to the slope of the Jebusites to the south and then down to En Rogel.
So God split open the basin 1 at Lehi and water flowed out from it. When he took a drink, his strength 2 was restored and he revived. For this reason he named the spring 3 En Hakkore. 4 It remains in Lehi to this very day.