1 Samuel 31:13
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New American Standard Bible
They took their bones and buried them under the tamarisk tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

King James Bible
And they took their bones, and buried them under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

Darby Bible Translation
And they took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

World English Bible
They took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

Young's Literal Translation
and they take their bones, and bury them under the tamarisk in Jabesh, and fast seven days.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Under a tree - Rather, "Under the tamarisk," a well-known tree at Jabesh which was standing when this narrative was written.

They fasted seven days - In imitation of the mourning for Jacob (marginal reference). They would give full honor to Saul though he was fallen.

1 Samuel 31:13 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
John 11:19
and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother.

1 Samuel 22:6
Then Saul heard that David and the men who were with him had been discovered. Now Saul was sitting in Gibeah, under the tamarisk tree on the height with his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing around him.

2 Samuel 1:12
They mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and his son Jonathan and for the people of the LORD and the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.

2 Samuel 11:26
Now when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband.

2 Samuel 21:12
then David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the open square of Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hanged them on the day the Philistines struck down Saul in Gilboa.

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