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1 Samuel 22:6-7

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Saul Executes the Priests

22:6 But Saul found out the whereabouts of David and the men who were with him. 1  Now Saul was sitting at Gibeah under the tamarisk tree at an elevated location with his spear in hand and all his servants stationed around him. 22:7 Saul said to his servants who were stationed around him, “Listen up, you Benjaminites! Is Jesse’s son giving fields and vineyards to all of you? Or is he making all of you 2  commanders and officers? 3 

1 tn Heb “and Saul heard that David and the men who were with him were known.”

2 tc The MT has “to all of you.” If this reading is correct, we have here an example of a prepositional phrase functioning as the equivalent of a dative of advantage, which is not impossible from a grammatical point of view. However, the LXX, the Syriac Peshitta, and Vulgate all have “and.” A conjunction rather than a preposition should probably be read on the front of this phrase.

3 tn Heb “officers of a thousand and officers of a hundred.”



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