Yet another battle occurred in Gath. On that occasion there was a large man 1 who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in all! He too was a descendant of Rapha.
Next in command 1 was Eleazar son of Dodo, 2 the son of Ahohi. He was one of the three warriors who were with David when they defied the Philistines who were assembled there for battle. When the men of Israel retreated, 3
When the Israelites had mustered and had received their supplies, they marched out to face them in battle. When the Israelites deployed opposite them, they were like two small flocks 1 of goats, but the Syrians filled the land.
The armies were deployed opposite each other for seven days. On the seventh day the battle began, and the Israelites killed 100,000 Syrian foot soldiers in one day.
Now an archer shot an arrow at random, 1 and it struck the king of Israel between the plates of his armor. The king 2 ordered his charioteer, “Turn around and take me from the battle line, 3 because I’m wounded.”
While the battle raged throughout the day, the king stood propped up in his chariot opposite the Syrians. He died in the evening; the blood from the wound ran down into the bottom of the chariot.
They received divine help in fighting them, and the Hagrites and all their allies were handed over to them. They cried out to God during the battle; he responded to their prayers because they trusted in him. 1
He was with David in Pas Dammim 1 when the Philistines assembled there for battle. In an area of the field that was full of barley, the army retreated before the Philistines,
These were the men who joined David in Ziklag, when he was banished 1 from the presence of Saul son of Kish. (They were among the warriors who assisted him in battle.
They hired 32,000 chariots, along with the king of Maacah and his army, who came and camped in front of Medeba. The Ammonites also assembled from their cities and marched out to do battle.
There was another battle with the Philistines in which Elhanan son of Jair the Bethlehemite killed the brother of Goliath the Gittite, 1 whose spear had a shaft as big as the crossbeam of a weaver’s loom. 2
In a battle in Gath 1 there was a large man who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot – twenty-four in all! He too was a descendant of Rapha.
King Ahab of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Will you go with me to attack Ramoth Gilead?” Jehoshaphat replied to the king of Israel, “I will support you; my army is at your disposal and will support you in battle.” 1
Now an archer shot an arrow at random 1 and it struck the king of Israel between the plates of his armor. The king 2 ordered his charioteer, “Turn around and take me from the battle line, 3 for I am wounded.”