1 Chronicles 12 Summary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Ch. 1Ch 12:1-22 (not in Samuel). David’s Adherents in exile

The statements (drawn probably from family traditions) given in these verses throw light on the last campaign of Saul and in part explain the catastrophe of Gilboa. The king, it seems, after his rupture with David grew continually weaker through the desertion of some of the boldest spirits of the nation who joined the exiled hero. Some of Saul’s own tribe attached themselves to David at Ziklag (1Ch 12:1-2). During the campaign of Gilboa men of Manasseh joined David when he was actually following the Philistines to battle against Saul (1Ch 12:19). An Israel divided against itself could not stand.

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1 Chronicles 12:0 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

1 Chronicles 12:0 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

1 Chronicles 12:0 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

1 Chronicles 12:0 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

1 Chronicles 12:0 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

1 Chronicles 12:0 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

1 Chronicles 12:0 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

1 Chronicles 12:0 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

1 Chronicles 12:0 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges