1 Samuel 14:
And between the passages, by which Jonathan sought to go over unto the Philistines' garrison, there was
a sharp rock on the one side, and a sharp rock on the other side: and the name of the one was
Bozez, and the name of the other Seneh.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
SENEH . One of the steep cliffs forming the walls of the gorge of Michmash, where Jonathan’s exploit occurred ( 1 Samuel 14:4 f.). The name may signify ‘tooth,’ though this is uncertain. The precise cliffs, called respectively Seneh and Bozez, are not identified.
H. L. Willett.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
The acacia; rock-thorn, the southern cliff in the Wady es-Suweinit, a valley south of Michmash, which Jonathan climbed with his armour-bearer (1 Samuel 14:4,5 ). The rock opposite, on the other side of the wady, was called Bozez.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ssee' neh) Place name meaning, “shiny” or “slippery.” A “cliff” (NIV) or “sharp column of rock” (REB) between Michmash and Geba (1 Samuel 14:4 ). See Bozez .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("bush".) The southern of the two isolated rocks in the passage of Michmash, mentioned in Jonathan's enterprise (1 Samuel 14:4; 1 Samuel 14:8), the nearer of the two to Geba. He made his way across from Geba of Benjamin to the Philistine garrison at Michmash over Seneh and Bozez, the rocks intervening. Seneh was named from the growth of thorn brushes upon it. The ridge between the two valleys (still called Suweineh and Buweizeh) has two steep sides, one facing the S. toward Geba (Seneh), the other facing the N. toward Michmash (Bozez). In going from Geba to Michmash, instead of going round by the passage of Michmash where the two valleys unite, Jonathan went directly across the ridge over the two rocks which lay between the passages or valleys.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Rock in the "passage of Michmash" where the Philistines had a garrison in the days of Saul. 1 Samuel 14:4 .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Same as Senaah
. The precise cliffs, called respectively Seneh
and Bozez, are not identified
- He made his way across from Geba of Benjamin to the Philistine garrison at Michmash over Seneh
and Bozez, the rocks intervening. Seneh
was named from the growth of thorn brushes upon it. toward Geba (Seneh
), the other facing the N
- A steep cliff on one side of the Michmash gorge opposite Seneh
- The Hebrew word Seneh
occurs only in those passages which refer to Jehovah's appearance to Moses "in the flame of fire in the bush
- BUSH ( Seneh
, Exodus 3:2-4 , Deuteronomy 33:16 )
- "The wild acacia (Mimosa Nilotica), under the name of Sunt , Everywhere represents the Seneh
, or senna, of the burning bush
- " Immediately below the village the great wady spreads out to a considerable width --perhaps half a mile; and its bed is broken up into an intricate mass of hummocks and mounds, two of which, before the torrents of three thousand winters had reduced and rounded their forms, were probably the two "teeth of cliff" --the Bozes and Seneh
of Jonathan's adventure
Just as 1 Samuel 14:4 describes, there is what was once a sharp "toothlike rock" on one side of the gorge between the armies, answering to Bozez ("shining"), and another on the other answering to Seneh
- The rocks named in OT are Oreb ( Judges 7:25 , Isaiah 10:26 ), Etam ( Judges 15:8 ), Rimmon ( Judges 20:45 ; Judges 21:13 ), the crags Bozez and Seneh
( 1 Samuel 14:4 ), Sela-hammahlekoth ( 1 Samuel 23:28 )