They arose and went to Ziph before Saul.

But David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah on the south of the desert. Bible

“wilderness of Maon.” Maon is likely a city about 9 miles southeast of Hebron and the “wilderness of Maon” is the Judean Wilderness (or desert) close to Maon but in the Arabah “south of the desert,” that is, south of the large tract of desert from east of Jerusalem down past east of Hebron.

Commentary for: 1 Samuel 23:24