Likewise all the men of Israel which had hid themselves in
In the caves and rocks, thickets and pits there, see ( 1 Samuel 13:6 ) when
they heard that the Philistines fled;
now being delivered from their fears, and thinking themselves safe, ventured out of their lurking places:
even they also followed hard after them in the battle;
they joined the pursuers who came their way, and stuck to them, and closely pursued the flying army of the Philistines. According to Josephus F16, the army of Saul was now increased to 10,000.
F16 Antiqu. l. 6. c. 6. sect. 3.