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1 Samuel 31:10

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31:10 They placed Saul’s armor in the temple of the Ashtoreths 1  and hung his corpse on the city wall of Beth Shan.

1 Samuel 31:12

Context
31:12 all their warriors set out and traveled throughout the night. They took Saul’s corpse and the corpses of his sons from the city wall of Beth Shan and went 2  to Jabesh, where they burned them.

1 sn The Semitic goddess Astarte was associated with love and war in the ancient Near East. See the note on the same term in 7:3.

2 tc The translation follows the MT, which vocalizes the verb as a Qal. The LXX, however, treats the verb as a Hiphil, “they brought.”



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