1 Kings 11:24

Overview - 1 Kings 11
Solomon's wives and concubines.
In his old age they draw him to idolatry.
God threatens him.
14 Solomon's adversaries were Hadad, who was entertained in Egypt;
23 Rezon, who reigned in Damascus;
26 and Jeroboam, to whom Ahijah prophesied.
41 Solomon's acts, reign, and death. Rehoboam succeeds him.
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1 Kings 11:24  (King James Version)
And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a band, when David slew them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.

to Damascus
19:15 20:34 Genesis 14:15 ; Acts 9:2

in Damascus
Damascus, called also Damesk, but generally El Sham, by the Arabs, is situated in a delightful plain, well watered by the Barrada, at the eastern foot of Antilibanus, being surrounded by the hills in the form of a triumphal arch, 136 miles N. of Jerusalem, 195 S
of Antioch, and 276 S. S. W. of Diarbekir. It is a city of the highest antiquity, being at least as ancient as the time of Abraham: it has been often captured, and several times demolished, but has always risen to splendour and dignity. The modern town is described by Maundrell as of a long, straight figure, it ends pointing nearly N
E. and S. W. It is very slender in the middle, but swells bigger at each end, especially at that to the N
E. According to Niebuhr, the walls are something less than a league and half in circumference; and the population is estimated at from 1 Kings 11:100 1 Kings 11:000 ; to 1 Kings 11:150 1 Kings 11:000