1 Samuel 10:12:
"A man there said, 'Now, who is their father?' Therefore it became a proverb: 'Is Saul also among the prophets?'"
What does this proverb mean?
Hence it became a proverb — Used when any strange or unexpected thing happened.
It became a proverb, used when any strange, unlikely, or unexpected thing happened.
Joshua made a deal with the Gibeonites in 9:15
New International Version
Then Joshua made a treaty of peace with them to let them live, and the leaders of the assembly ratified it by oath.
But Saul broke that deal,
2 Samuel 21:
1b The Lord said, “It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house; it is because he put the Gibeonites to death.”
As for ...
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the remaining part of 1 17:55-58 is what happened on the battlefield
David did not become king for another (perhaps) 12 years after this (assuming he was about 18 ...
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