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Michmash/Mukmas
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 View looking north from the ridge on the south side of the Wadi Suweinit towards the Palestinian city of Mukmas—biblical "Michmash."  City is situated on the hill in the distance.  The bottom of the Wadi Suweinit is (out of view) just beyond the fence and grass in the foreground.

The slope down into and out of the wadi is steep but usable—and this area avoids the cliffs to the north and south of this "pass."

In the story of Jonathan and his armor bearer it is recounted "On each side of the pass that Jonathan intended to cross to reach the Philistine outpost was a cliff; one was called Bozez, and the other Seneh.  5 One cliff stood to the north toward Michmash, the other to the south toward Geba" (1 Samuel 14:4).