27:6 Ziklag. Listed among the cities of Judah (Josh. 15:31; 19:5), ancient Ziklag may have been at Tel esh-Shariah, fifteen miles northwest of Beersheba. Once an Israelite possession, Ziklag was under Philistine control at this time.
kings of Judah. This expression is from the viewpoint of a time after the division of Israel into the northern and southern kingdoms (1 Kin. 12).