A stone set up by Samuel as a token of gratitude for deliverance from the Philistines (1 Sam. 7: 10-12). The place had previously been the scene of two defeats (1 Sam. 4: 1; 1 Sam. 5: 1); and in the account of these defeats it is called by the name it received later on. Its position may have been at the head of the valley of Ajalon.