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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Samuel 31

Verse 1

men . Hebrew. 'enosh. App-14 .

Verse 2

Abinadab . Called Ishui (1 Samuel 14:49 ).

Verse 3

sore wounded = in sore anguish.

Verse 4

abuse = insult.

Verse 6

So Saul died . Compare 1 Chronicles 10:13 , 1 Chronicles 10:14 . Here, history from human standpoint; in Chronicles, God's standpoint, and reasons of the history. See notes on 1 Chronicles 10:13 , and App-55 . If Saul was thirty years of age when anointed, he would now be seventy; and Jonathan fifty-three or fifty-four. See note on 1 Samuel 13:1 .

and. Some codices, with two early printed editions, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "yea, and".

Verse 10

his body . This is additional to 1 Chronicles 10:10 ; and "his head", there, is additional to 1 Samuel 31:10 . The two books and accounts are independent, supplementary, and complementary by Figure of speech Hysteresis ( App-6 ). See App-55 .

Beth-shan. It had remained Canaanite, and therefore friendly to Philistines (Judges 1:27 ).

Verse 11

to = about.

Verse 12

men . Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .

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Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 31". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-samuel-31.html. 1909-1922.