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1 Samuel 17:12-13

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17:12 1 Now David was the son of this Ephrathite named Jesse from Bethlehem 2  in Judah. He had eight sons, and in Saul’s days he was old and well advanced in years. 3  17:13 Jesse’s three oldest sons had followed Saul to war. The names of the 4  three sons who went to war were Eliab, his firstborn, Abinadab, the second oldest, and Shammah, the third oldest.

1 tc Some mss of the LXX lack vv. 12-31.

2 map For location see Map5 B1; Map7 E2; Map8 E2; Map10 B4.

3 tc The translation follows the Lucianic recension of the LXX and the Syriac Peshitta in reading “in years,” rather than MT “among men.”

4 tn Heb “his.”



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