Forced to flee by the treachery of the very men whom he had succoured, he lived for a time in constant fear of being captured by Saul, and at length took refuge with Achish king of Gath and established himself in Ziklag.
The site of Ziklag is unknown.
He reached Ziklag only to find the town pillaged by the Amalekites.
It is quite in harmony with this that the same source speaks of the Israelites who joined David at Ziklag (i Chron.
27) is probably the Bethuel near Ziklag (i Chron.
The unruly clans which David knew how to control when he was at Ziklag or Hebron were doubtless ready to support the rebellious son.
41-47, and a list of his supporters at Ziklag and Hebron).
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