corner graphic

Bible Commentaries

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.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 31:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

Commentary Navigator
Search This Commentary
Enter query in the box below
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology