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Nob was a priestly town  in ancient Israel in the vicinity of Jerusalem. It may have been located close to Bahurim, near the Mount of Olives or possibly further north at Tell Shuafat. It likely belonged to the Tribe of Benjamin, Jerusalem being at the border between the tribes of Benjamin and Judah.
In the Bible (1 Samuel chapters 21 and 22), David fled to the high priest Ahimelech's shrine at Nob, where the Ark of the Covenant was now located. Here he ate the showbread which had been withdrawn from the sanctuary and received the sword of Goliath, which was kept there. Later Saul had Doeg the Edomite brought to him at Gibeah from Nob (1 Samuel 22:6, 11). Saul was angry with Ahimelech for helping David, and Doeg put Ahimelech and the other priests to death, before killing all the men, women, children and animals of the town.
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