|Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia|
ho'-resh (choreshah, 1 Samuel 23:15, 18, margin only; Septuagint en Te Kaine, "in the New"; English Versions of the Bible "in the wood" (ba-choreshdh), the particle "in" being combined with the article): Choresh in other passages is translated "forest" (compare 2 Chronicles 27:4 Isaiah 17:9 Ezekiel 31:3) and it is most probable that it should be so translated here.
Horesh (4 Occurrences)
1 Samuel 23:15 And David was full of fear, in the knowledge that Saul had come out to take his life; and David was in the waste land of Ziph, in Horesh. (BBE NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 23:16 And Saul's son Jonathan went to David in Horesh, and made his hands strong in God; (BBE NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 23:18 And the two of them made an agreement before the Lord: and David went on living in Horesh, and Jonathan went back to his house. (BBE NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 23:19 Then the Ziphites came up to Gibeah to see Saul, and said, Is not David living secretly among us in the strong places in Horesh, in the hill of Hachilah to the south of the waste land? (BBE NAS RSV NIV)