Shunem is where:
- The Philistines encamped when they came against Saul, the first king of Israel;
- Where Abishag, King David's companion in his old age, came from; and
- Where the prophet Elisha was hospitably entertained by a rich woman whose son Elisha later revived after the son apparently died.
This entry incorporates text from the public domain Easton's Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897.