Updated: Aug 7, 2020
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INTRODUCTION. As the Philistines prepared for war against Israel, the Philistine
king Achish planned to take David and his men with him into battle. However, the
other Philistines did not trust David to fight with them and forced Achish to send
David back to Ziklag (I Sam. 29).
When David returned to Ziklag, he discovered the city had been attacked and
burned by some Amalekites and all the people of the city taken captive including
David's two wives. David and his men pursued the Amalekites, and when they dis-
covered the enemy camp, the Amalekites were feasting and celebrating their victory.
David and his men attacked the Amalekite raiders, recovered the captives and all