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1 Sam 16:10 makes clear that Jesse had (at that time) eight sons with David being the youngest. Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel told him, “The LORD has not chosen any of these.” 11And Samuel asked him, “Are these all the sons you have?” “There is still the youngest,” Jesse replied, “but he is tending the sheep.” However, 1 ...


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Just a chapter earlier, 1 Chronicles 11 describes David becomes king over Israel and David conquers Jerusalem. Then it starts to list David’s mighty warriors and continues to chapter 12 and list more tribes. It is in this context that we find in 1 Chronicles 12: 23These are the numbers of the men armed for battle who came to David at Hebron to turn Saul’s ...


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