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1 Samuel 13 War with the Philistines

Fear: 13:1-22.  Early in Saul’s reign, a skirmish with the Philistines at Geba leads to a major innovations.  The Israelis are terrified at the size of the forces that come against them.  Saul is at Gilgal, sent there by Samuel with… (READ MORE)

1 Samuel 13-15 Saul Rejected as King

Saul ruled in Israel for 42 years.  His reign brought few changes in the life style of the average Israelite.  Saul’s capital was his home at Gibeah; excavations there have unearthed a simple fortress residence.  Saul’s military garrison included only… (READ MORE)