|Overview - 1 Samuel 15|
|1||Samuel sends Saul to destroy Amalek.|
|6||Saul favours the Kenites.|
|7||He spares Agag and the best of the spoil.|
|10||Samuel denounces unto Saul God's rejection of him for his disobedience.|
|32||Samuel kills Agag.|
|34||Samuel and Saul part.|
1 Samuel 15:12 (King James Version)
And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal.
- 25:2 Joshua 15:55 ; 1 Kings 18:42
- he set him
- 7:12 Joshua 4:8 Joshua 4:9 ; 2 Samuel 18:18
- a place
- Literally as the LXX. render [cheira,] a hand; probably because the trophy or monument of victory was in the shape of a large hand, the emblem of power, erected on a pillar. These memorial pillars were anciently much in use; and the figure of a hand, by its emblematical meaning, was well adapted to preserve the remembrance of a victory. Niebuhr, speaking of the Mesjed Ali, or Mosque of Ali, says that, "at the top of the dome, where one generally sees on the Turkish mosques a crescent, or only a pole, there is here a hand stretched out, to represent that of Ali." Another writer informs us, that at the Alhamra, or red palace of the Moorish kings in Grenada, "on the key-stone of the outward arch [of the present
- principal entrance] is sculptured the figure of an arm, the symbol of strength and dominion."