Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO FIRST SAMUEL 22\\

This chapter gives us an account of the flight of David from place to
place, from Gath to the cave of Adullam, where his relations came to
him; from thence to Mizpeh in Moab, where he got leave of the king of
Moab for his father and mother to dwell there; and from thence, by the
advice of Gad the prophet, departed into the land of Judah, and came to
the forest of Hareth, \\#1Sa 21:1-5\\; and of the complaint of Saul to his
servants of their unfaithfulness to him, and indolence and unconcern at
the behaviour of Jonathan and David to him, \\#1Sa 22:6-8\\; when Doeg the
Edomite informed him of David being seen by him at Nob, and of his
receiving food and a sword from Ahimelech the priest, who inquired of
the Lord for him, \\#1Sa 22:9,10\\; upon which Saul sent for Ahimelech and
all the priests at Nob, and charged them with a conspiracy against him;
and notwithstanding the defence the priest made, Saul ordered him and
the rest of the priests to be slain by his guards; which they refusing,
Doeg became the executioner of them, and of all the inhabitants of the
city of Nob, and the cattle in it, \\#1Sa 22:11-19\\; only Abiathar a son
of Ahimelech escaped and fled to David with the sorrowful news; which
greatly affected David, looking upon himself to be the occasion of this
sad disaster, and he took Abiathar under his protection, and promised
him safety, \\#1Sa 22:20-23\\.