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2017 December 26

Image 1: Death of King Saul (1848)
Elie Marcuse (1817-1902)
Neoclassical / Romantic Style
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Image Source: Wikipedia


Image 2: Jabesh-Gileadites Recover the Bodies of Saul and His Sons
Gustav Dore (1832-1883)
Romanticism Style
Dore's English Bible (1866)
Image Source: King James Bible Online

     [ Illustration: Today's illustrations depict the two main events in today's chapter. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: 1 Chronicles 10 describes the death of Saul. Traditional Patriarchal Timeline. Judges. Judges Period Chronology. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].
     As the Philistines fought against Israel they overtook Saul and his sons, killing three of his four sons (1 Chronicles 8:33; 2 Samuel 2:8), Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malchishua and wounding Saul. When Saul asked his armorbearer to kill him before the Philistines came and tortured him, the armorbearer refused. So Saul fell on his sword and died. According to the report of an Amalekite in 2 Samuel 1, Saul did not die immediately after falling on his sword, so he asked the Amalekite to stand on him and finish the job. He did so; and when Saul's armorbearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died. The rest of Saul's troops fled from the field of battle and from their cities; and the Philistines came and possessed them (1-7).
     The next day, the Philistines found Saul's body and took his head along with his armor and put his head in the temple of Dagon. But the men of Jabeshgilead took Saul's body and the bodies of his three slain sons and buried them in Jabesh (8-12).
     Saul died for his transgressions, especially for consulting someone who had a familiar spirit. And the LORD gave the kingdom to David (13-14).
     [ Sermons: Paul D. Tripp. Various. ]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: 1 Chronicles 10: 1 Samuel 31; 2 Samuel 4:4; 2 Samuel 1; 1 Chronicles 8:29-40; 1 Chronicles 9:35-44].
     [1] 1 Samuel 31:1-13; Isaiah 2:1; Hosea 2:10; 1 Samuel 28:4.
     [2] 2 Samuel 2:8; 2 Kings 25:7.
     [3] Deuteronomy 2:25; Isaiah 23:4; 2 Chronicles 35:23.
     [4] Judges 9:54; Exodus 10:; Jeremiah 38:19.
     [6] 1 Chronicles 9:35.
     [7] 1 Chronicles 9:2.
     [9] Genesis 40:19; 2 Samuel 18:19-20; 1 Kings 20:23; 1 Kings 20:28; Psalm 94:9.
     [10] Jeremiah 7:18; Matthew 27:33.
     [12] Joshua 7:25; Leviticus 20:14; Leviticus 21:9; Jeremiah 34:5; 2 Chronicles 16:14; 2 Chronicles 21:19; Job 2:11-13; Ezekiel 3:15; 1 Samuel 11.
     [13] 1 Chronicles 5:25; 1 Chronicles 9:1; 1 Samuel 13:13; 1 Samuel 15:11; 1 Samuel 28; Leviticus 19:31; Isaiah 8:19; 1 Samuel 22:18.
     [14] 1 Samuel 28:6; 1 Samuel 13:13; 1 Chronicles 5:25; 1 Chronicles 9:1; Isaiah 10:5-15; Isaiah 44:28; Isaiah 45:1-13; 1 Chronicles 12:23.
     -- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

1 Chronicles Detailed Outline

1 Chronicles 10

Notes: In the Hebrew Bible 1 & 2 Chronicles are one Book. The author may have been Ezra.

2. The Kings: The Kings from the Tribes of Benjamin and Judah (1 Chronicles 10:1 - 2 Chronicles 36:14)

A. From the Tribe of Benjamin: Saul of the United Kingdom (1 Chronicles 10:1-14) - 1050 - 1010 B.C., Israel

[Note: Saul's son, Ishbosheth briefly reigned over 12 tribes, then 11 (1010-1003?) but he is not mentioned in Chronicles.]

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Time Line

     1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa. 2 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul. 3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers [the shooters of a bow] hit him, and he was wounded of the archers. 4 Then said Saul to his armourbearer [one bearing his gear], Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armourbearer [one bearing his gear] would not; for he was sore afraid [he was fearful exceedingly]. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it. 5 And when his armourbearer [one bearing his gear] saw that Saul was dead, he he fell likewise on the sword, and died. 6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together. 7 And when all the men of Israel that were in the valley saw that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then they forsook their cities, and fled: and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.
     8 And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa. 9 And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry tidings unto their idols, and to the people. 10 And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon. 11 And when all Jabeshgilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul, 12 They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and bought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
     13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it; 14 And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

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