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
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.”