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Zoheleth

Meaning: the serpent-stone

a rocky plateau near the center of the village of Siloam, and near the fountain of En-rogel, to which the women of the village went for water (1 Kings 1:5-9)

Zoheleth projects into or slightly over-hangs the Kidron valley. It is now called ez-Zehwell or Zahweileh.

Here Adonijah served a feast for all the royal princes except Solomon and the men who took part with him in his effort to succeed to the throne. While they were assembled here Solomon was proclaimed king at another location, through the intervention of Nathan. On hearing this, Adonijah fled and took refuge in the sanctuary (1 Kings 1:49-53). He was afterwards pardoned.

Author: Matthew G. Easton, edited for clarity by Paul S. Taylor.