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Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible

1 Chronicles 10



Verses 1-14

PART II (1 Chronicles 10-29). The Reign of David.

1 Chronicles 10:1-14. The Death of Saul (see notes on 1 Samuel 31:1-13).

1 Chronicles 10:10. the house of their gods: altered purposely by the Chronicler instead of "the house of Ashtaroth" in 1 Samuel 31:10 (LXX Ashtoreth).—his head in the house of Dagon: 1 Samuel 31:10 "his body to the wall of Beth-Shan."

1 Chronicles 10:12. buried: according to 1 Samuel 31:12 the bodies were first burned; this detail was purposely omitted by the Chronicler as such a practice was revolting to him, being against the Law (cf. Deuteronomy 21:23) excepting as a punishment for grievous forms of sin (Leviticus 20:14; Leviticus 21:9).

1 Chronicles 10:13 f. An addition by the Chronicler in order to explain why Yahweh's anointed came by such a terrible end.—inquired not of the LORD: 1 Samuel 28:6 does not bear this out.


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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 10:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". 1919.

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