Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshing floors.
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George Leo Haydock
Barns. The floors were composed of earth and the dregs of oil, made into a sort of mortar, so that rain, mice, could not hurt them. (Cato 91 and 129.)
Hither the people of Ceila had gathered their corn, and the enemy came to plunder, or to spoil, according to custom, Judges v. 4., and xv. 5. (Calmet)
Ceila was about seven miles from Hebron, and as many from Eleuthero polis. (St. Jerome)