1 Samuel 15:12

Overview - 1 Samuel 15
Samuel sends Saul to destroy Amalek.
Saul favours the Kenites.
He spares Agag and the best of the spoil.
10 Samuel denounces unto Saul God's rejection of him for his disobedience.
24 Saul's humiliation.
32 Samuel kills Agag.
34 Samuel and Saul part.
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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."