A great number of Israelites from all funeral at Ramah, where the old prophet (I Samuel 25:1.) David wasn't among those who attended. He knew that he would be risking his life to go where Saul was. Instead, he moved his men on southward to the Paran Desert, farther away from Ramah and Gibeah. There his small army moved from place to place, not staying in one spot very long because of the necessity of obtaining food as well as the effort to keep Saul guessing David's location.
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