7:4 So the Israelites 1 removed the Baals and images of Ashtoreth. They served only the Lord.
1 Samuel 12:10Context
12:10 Then they cried out to the Lord and admitted, 2 ‘We have sinned, for we have forsaken the Lord and have served the Baals and the images of Ashtoreth. 3 Now deliver us from the hand of our enemies so that we may serve you.’ 4
1 tn Heb “the sons of Israel.”
2 tn Heb “and said.”
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.
4 tn After the imperative, the prefixed verbal form with the prefixed conjunction indicates purpose/result.