1:14 David replied to him, “How is it that you were not afraid to reach out your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed?”
2 Samuel 1:21Context
1:21 O mountains of Gilboa,
may there be no dew or rain on you, nor fields of grain offerings! 1
For it was there that the shield of warriors was defiled; 2
the shield of Saul lies neglected without oil. 3
1 tc Instead of the MT’s “fields of grain offerings” the Lucianic recension of the LXX reads “your high places are mountains of death.” Cf. the Old Latin montes mortis (“mountains of death”).
2 tn This is the only biblical occurrence of the Niphal of the verb גָּעַל (ga’al). This verb usually has the sense of “to abhor” or “loathe.” But here it seems to refer to the now dirty and unprotected condition of a previously well-maintained instrument of battle.
3 tc It is preferable to read here Hebrew מָשׁוּחַ (mashuakh) with many Hebrew