Then answered Doeg the Edomite
Josephus F4 calls him a Syrian, and so the Septuagint version; see ( 1 Samuel 21:7 ) ; being full of enmity to David, and willing to curry favour with Saul, and eager of further preferment, which Saul seemed to promise; and being more forward than the rest of his servants, prevented them and spoke first:
(which was set over the servants of Saul):
over his herdsmen; see ( 1 Samuel 21:7 ) ;
and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob to Ahimelech the son of
in imitation of Saul, he calls David by way of contempt the son of Jesse; and signifies that what he had to say of him was not by report, but he himself was an eyewitness of his coming to Nob, a city of the priests, and to Ahimelech the high priest there, and of what passed between them.
F4 Antiqu. l. 6. c. 12. sect. 1, 4.