10:8 You will go down to Gilgal before me. I am going to join you there to offer burnt offerings and to make peace offerings. You should wait for seven days, until I arrive and tell you what to do.”
1 Samuel 13:7-9Context
13:7 Some of the Hebrews crossed over the Jordan River 1 to the land of Gad and Gilead. But Saul stayed at Gilgal; the entire army that was with him was terrified. 13:8 He waited for seven days, the time period indicated by Samuel. 2 But Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the army began to abandon Saul. 3
13:9 So Saul said, “Bring me the burnt offering and the peace offerings.” Then he offered a burnt offering.
1 tn The word “River” is not in the Hebrew text, but has been supplied in the translation for clarity.
2 tn This apparently refers to the instructions given by Samuel in 1 Sam 10:8. If so, several years had passed. On the relationship between chs. 10 and 13, see V. P. Long, The Art of Biblical History (FCI), 201-23.
3 tn Heb “dispersed from upon him”; NAB, NRSV “began to slip away.”