Now the Philistines assembled to fight against Israel with three thousand chariots, six thousand horsemen, and troops as numerous as the sand on the seashore. They went up and camped at Michmash, east of Beth-aven.
Cross ReferencesJoshua 7:2
Meanwhile, Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near Beth-aven, east of Bethel, and told them, "Go up and spy out the land." So the men went up and spied out Ai.
So these kings came out with all their armies, a multitude as numerous as the sand on the seashore, along with a great number of horses and chariots.
On the north side their border began at the Jordan, went up past the northern slope of Jericho, headed west through the hill country, and came out at the wilderness of Beth-aven.
1 Samuel 7:13
So the Philistines were subdued and did not invade the territory of Israel again. And the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel.
1 Samuel 13:2
He chose for himself three thousand men of Israel: Two thousand were with Saul at Michmash and in the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin. And the rest of the troops he sent away, each to his own home.
1 Samuel 13:11
"What have you done?" Samuel asked. And Saul replied, "When I saw that the troops were deserting me, and that you did not come at the appointed time and the Philistines were gathering at Michmash,
1 Samuel 14:23
So the LORD saved Israel that day, and the battle moved on beyond Beth-aven.
1 Samuel 17:1
Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war at Socoh in Judah and camped between Socoh and Azekah in Ephes-dammim.
2 Samuel 17:11
Instead, I advise that all Israel from Dan to Beersheba--a multitude like the sand by the sea--be gathered to you, and that you yourself lead them into battle.
1 Kings 20:27
The Israelites also mobilized, gathered supplies, and marched out to meet them. The Israelites camped before them like two small flocks of goats, while the Arameans covered the countryside.
Assyria has entered Aiath and passed through Migron, storing supplies at Michmash.
Chapter Outline1. Saul's select band
3. He calls the Hebrews to Gilgal against the Philistines
5. The Philistines' great army
6. The distress of the Israelites
8. Saul, weary of staying for Samuel, sacrifices
11. Samuel reproves him
17. The three raiding parties of the Philistines
19. The policy of the Philistines, to allow no blacksmith in Israel
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