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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Samuel 31

 

 

Verse 1

men. Hebrew. "enosh. App-14.


Verse 2

Abinadab. Called Ishui (1 Samuel 14:49).


Verse 3

sore wounded = in sore anguish.


Verse 4

abuse = insult.


Verse 6

So Saul died. Compare 1 Chronicles 10:13, 1 Chronicles 10:14. Here, history from human standpoint; in Chronicles, God"s standpoint, and reasons of the history. See notes on 1 Chronicles 10:13, and App-55. If Saul was thirty years of age when anointed, he would now be seventy; and Jonathan fifty-three or fifty-four. See note on 1 Samuel 13:1.

and. Some codices, with two early printed editions, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "yea, and".


Verse 10

his body. This is additional to 1 Chronicles 10:10; and "his head", there, is additional to 1 Samuel 31:10. The two books and accounts are independent, supplementary, and complementary by Figure of speech Hysteresis (App-6). See App-55.

Beth-shan. It had remained Canaanite, and therefore friendly to Philistines (Judges 1:27).


Verse 11

to = about.


Verse 12

men. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.


 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 31:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-samuel-31.html. 1909-1922.

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