Zoheleth: The serpent-stone, a rocky plateau near the centre of the village of
Siloam, and near the fountain of En-rogel, to which the women of the
village resort for water (1 Kings 1:5-9) Here Adonijah (q.v.) feasted all
the royal princess except Solomon and the men who took part with him
in his effort to succeed to the throne. While they were assembled
here Solomon was proclaimed king, through the intervention of Nathan.
On hearing this, adonijah fled and took refuge in the sanctuary
(1 Kings 1:49-53) He was afterwards pardoned. Zoheleth projects into
or slightly over-hangs the Kidron valley. It is now called
ez-Zehwell or Zahweileh.