Samuel rejects Saul’s dynasty

1 Saul was 30 years old when he became king, and he ruled over Israel forty-two years.

References for 1 Samuel 13:1

    • a 13:1 - LXXL; Syr <i>twenty-one</i>; MT lacks a number; 13:1 is omitted in LXXB.
    • b 13:1 - Part of the number is missing in MT (<i>… and two years</i>) and all ancient witnesses. Acts 13:21 says Saul ruled forty years, as does Josephus (<i>Ant</i>. 6.14.9 [378]), though Josephus also says Saul ruled twenty years (<i>Ant</i>. 10.8.4 [143]).