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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

1 Samuel 31

 

 

Verses 1-13

1 Samuel 31:1-13Saul and His Sons are Killed in Battle - 1 Samuel 31:1-13 records the tragic death of Saul and his sons Saul in battle against the Philistines. King Saul reigned in Israel for about forty years ( Acts 13:21).

Acts 13:21, "And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years."

1 Samuel 31:1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.

1 Samuel 31:1Comments- Note the contrast here of David"s victory against Saul"s defeat.

1 Samuel 31:13 And they took their bones, and buried them under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

1 Samuel 31:13Comments- David will later dig up the bones of Saul's sons and bury them in the sepulchre of their father, Kish (See 2 Samuel 21:12-14).

1 Samuel 31:11-13Comments- The Men of Jabeshgilead Recover the Body of Saul and His Sons- Note in 1 Samuel 11:1-15 Saul rescued this city from the Ammonites. Now these inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead see that it is time to repay this favour.

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 31:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/1-samuel-31.html. 2013.

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