It is also mentioned during David's flight from Absalom:
- When King David came to Bahurim, there came out a man of the family of the house of Saul whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera; and as he came he cursed continually. And he threw stones at David, and at all the servants of King David; and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left. And Shimei said as he cursed, "Begone, begone, you man of blood, you worthless fellow! The Lord has avenged upon you all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned; and The Lord has given the kingdom into the hand of your son Absalom. See, your ruin is on you; for you are a man of blood." -- (2 Samuel 16:5-8 RSV)
A Jewish tradition in the Targum identifies Bahurim with Almon (Joshua 21:18), later called Almît, about 4 miles N.E. of Jerusalem, and a mile beyond Anathoth (Anâta). It has also been identified with Ras et Tmim, north-east of the Mount of Olives. Ras et Tmim is located at 1744.1333 (Palestine grid coordinates). However, it seems to be more likely that Bahurim was located at a place known as Barruka, located at 1750.1318 (Palestine grid coordinates) which disengages Ras et Tmim for the identification with Nob.
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