1 Samuel 28:24

24 The woman had a fattened calf at the house, which she butchered at once. She took some flour, kneaded it and baked bread without yeast.

Read 1 Samuel 28:24 Using Other Translations

And the woman had a fat calf in the house; and she hasted, and killed it, and took flour, and kneaded it, and did bake unleavened bread thereof:
Now the woman had a fattened calf in the house, and she quickly killed it, and she took flour and kneaded it and baked unleavened bread of it,
The woman had been fattening a calf, so she hurried out and killed it. She took some flour, kneaded it into dough and baked unleavened bread.

What does 1 Samuel 28:24 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 28:24

And the woman had a fat calf in the house
This was reckoned a very dainty dish in those countries, and fit for any guests, see ( Genesis 18:7 ) ; Josephus says F12, she vouchsafed to feed and take care of it in her house, and it was very familiar with her; and he highly commends the liberality of the woman, and as worthy of imitation:

and she hasted and killed it;
and dressed it in some way or another, and which in those times was done speedily:

and took flour and kneaded [it], and did bake unleavened bread
therewith;
which was soonest made, she not having time to leaven it.


FOOTNOTES:

F12 Antiqu. l. 6. c. 14. sect. 3. 4.
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