1 Samuel 15:34

34 Then Samuel went 1to Ramah, and Saul went up to his house in 2Gibeah of Saul.

1 Samuel 15:34 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 15:34

Then Samuel went to Ramah
His native place, and where was his usual residence:

and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul;
which was also his birth place, and where was his father's house, and where he had his palace, and kept his court; and took its name from him, to distinguish it from another Gibeah; and so Josephus F23 says it was called Gabathsaoule, and was about thirty furlongs or four miles from Jerusalem.


F23 De Bello Jud. l. 5. c. 2. sect. 1.

1 Samuel 15:34 In-Context

32 Then Samuel said, "Bring here to me Agag the king of the Amalekites." And Agag came to him cheerfully. Agag said, "Surely the bitterness of death is past."
33 And Samuel said, "As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women." And Samuel hacked Agag to pieces before the LORD in Gilgal.
34 Then Samuel went to Ramah, and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul.
35 And Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel grieved over Saul. And the LORD regretted that he had made Saul king over Israel.

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