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1 Samuel 13:2-3

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13:2 Saul selected for himself three thousand men from Israel. Two thousand of these were with Saul at Micmash and in the hill country of Bethel; 1  the remaining thousand were with Jonathan at Gibeah in the territory of Benjamin. 2  He sent all the rest of the people back home. 3 

13:3 Jonathan attacked the Philistine outpost 4  that was at Geba and the Philistines heard about it. Then Saul alerted 5  all the land saying, “Let the Hebrews pay attention!”

1 map For location see Map4 G4; Map5 C1; Map6 E3; Map7 D1; Map8 G3.

2 tn Heb “at Gibeah of Benjamin.” The words “in the territory” are supplied in the translation for clarity.

3 tn Heb “each one to his tents.”

4 tn Or perhaps “struck down the Philistine official.” See the note at 1 Sam 10:5. Cf. TEV “killed the Philistine commander.”

5 tn Heb “blew the ram’s horn in.”



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