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Sechu


Se’chu (the watch-tower), a place mentioned once only—1 Sam. 19:22—apparently as lying on the route between Saul’s residence, Gibeah, and Ramah (Ramathaim-zophim), that of Samuel. It was notorious for “the great well” (or rather cistern) which it contained. Assuming that Saul started from Gibeah (Tuleil el-Ful), and that Neby Samwil is Ramah, then Bir Neballa (the well of Neballa), just south of Beeroth, alleged by a modern traveller to contain a large pit, would be in a suitable position for the great well of Sechu.