1 Samuel 28:4

4 The Philistines assembled and came and set up camp at Shunem, while Saul gathered all Israel and set up camp at Gilboa.

Read 1 Samuel 28:4 Using Other Translations

And the Philistines gathered themselves together, and came and pitched in Shunem: and Saul gathered all Israel together, and they pitched in Gilboa.
The Philistines assembled and came and encamped at Shunem. And Saul gathered all Israel, and they encamped at Gilboa.
The Philistines set up their camp at Shunem, and Saul gathered all the army of Israel and camped at Gilboa.

What does 1 Samuel 28:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 28:4

And the Philistines gathered themselves together
From different parts, and formed a considerable army:

and came and pitched in Shunem;
a city, in the borders of the tribe of Issachar, of which (See Gill on Joshua 19:18);

and Saul gathered all Israel together, and they pitched in Gilboa;
a range of mountains, near Jezreel, and which Jerom F2 calls the mountains of the Philistines, six miles from Scythopolis, where there is a large village called Gelbus.


FOOTNOTES:

F2 De loc. Heb fol. 92. D.
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