Unlike the ancient Israelites, I’m not in the habit of naming rocks. Not being judgmental, just never thought to do so.
Apparently, the Philistines were set to slaughter the Israelites. Full-on assault, take no prisoners.
If you recall from the story of David and Goliath, the Philistines were huge, mean and scary.
So, when the Israelites heard about the upcoming attack, they went to their leader, Samuel, and begged him to ask God to save them.