1 Samuel 13:1

Overview - 1 Samuel 13
Saul's select band.
He calls the Hebrews to Gilgal against the Philistines, whose garrison Jonathan had smitten.
The Philistines' great host.
The distress of the Israelites.
Saul, weary of staying for Samuel, sacrifices.
11 Samuel reproves him.
17 The three spoiling bands of the Philistines.
19 The policy of the Philistines, to suffer no smith in Israel.
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1 Samuel 13:1  (King James Version)
Saul reigned one year; and when he had reigned two years over Israel,

M. 2911. B.C. 1093. An. Ex. Is. 398.

reigned one year
Hebrew the son of one year in his reigning.
This verse is variously interpreted; but probably it only means, according to the Hebrew idiom, that, during the first year nothing remarkable occurred; but after two years, (or in the second year of his reign,) the subsequent events took place.
Exodus 12:5 ; Micah 6:6 ; *marg: