In the Book of First Samuel, we read of the brutal slaughter of the people and animals of Nob by order of King Saul:
1 Samuel 22:18-19: "Then [Saul] said to Doeg [the Edomite], 'You turn around and attack the priests.' And Doeg the Edomite turned around and attacked the priests, and he killed that day eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod. 19And he struck Nob the city of the priests with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and infants; also oxen, donkeys, and sheep he struck with the edge of the sword" (emphasis added).
Much earlier in the same Book (1 Samuel) we read of a curse on Eli the priest:
1 Samuel 2:27, 31-34: "Then a man of God came to Eli and said to him... 31'Behold, the days are coming when I will break your strength and the strength of your father’s house so that there will not be an old man in your house. 32You will see the distress of My dwelling, in spite of all the good that I do for Israel; and an old man will not be in your house forever. 33Yet I will not cut off every man of yours from My altar so that your eyes will fail from weeping and your soul grieve, and all the increase of your house will die in the prime of life. 34This will be the sign to you which will come concerning your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas: on the same day both of them will die.
Was Saul's slaughter of this city a fulfillment of the curse on the house of Eli earlier in the text?