a town in the tribe of Simeon (Jos.
19.5), which at first belonged to the Philistine city of Gath (1 Sam.
27.5), but was annexed to the kingdom of Israel by David. (1 Chron.
It appears to be the same as that called Σέκελλα
by Josephus (J. AJ 6.14
) and Σέκελα
by Stephanus B.
It is now entirely destroyed. (Robinson, Travels,
ii. p. 424.)