boundary of blood, a place in the tribe of Judah where the Philistines encamped when David fought with Goliath ( 1 Samuel 17:1 ). It was probably so called as having been the scene of frequent sanguinary conflicts between Israel and the Philistines. It is called Pas-dammim ( 1 Chronicles 11:13 ). It has been identified with the modern Beit Fased, i.e., "house of bleeding", near Shochoh (q.v.).
effusion of blood
(cessation of blood-shed ), a place between Socoh and Arekah, at which the Philistines were encamped before the affray in which Goliath was killed. ( 1 Samuel 17:1 ) Under the shorter form of PAS-DAMMIM it occurs once again in a similar connection. ( 1 Chronicles 11:13 )