|Overview - 1 Samuel 29|
|1||David marching with the Philistines,|
|3||is disallowed by their princes.|
|6||Achish dismisses him, with commendations of his fidelity.|
1 Samuel 29:11 (King James Version)
So David and his men rose up early to depart in the morning, to return into the land of the Philistines. And the Philistines went up to Jezreel.
- And the Philistines
- 1 ; Joshua 19:18 ; 2 Samuel 4:4
- Jezreel, or Esdrlon, was a city of Issachar, afterwards celebrated as the residence of the kings of Israel, delightfully situated in the extensive and fertile plain of the same name, which extends from Scythopolis or Bethshan on the east to mount Carmel on the west. Eusebius and Jerome inform us, that it was in their time a place of considerable consequence, lying between Scythopolis on the east and Legio on the west; and the latter (on Ho 1.) informs us that it was pretty near Maximianopolis. The Jerusalem Itinerary places it ten miles west from Scythopolis; and William of Tyre says it was called Little Gerinum in his time, and that there was a fine fountain in it, whose waters fell into the Jordan near Scythopolis
- See ver. 1.