1 Samuel 7:4
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New Living Translation
So the Israelites got rid of their images of Baal and Ashtoreth and worshiped only the LORD.

King James Bible
Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only.

Darby Bible Translation
And the children of Israel put away the Baals and the Ashtoreths and served Jehovah only.

World English Bible
Then the children of Israel did put away the Baals and the Ashtaroth, and served Yahweh only.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Israel turn aside the Baalim and Ashtaroth, and serve Jehovah alone;

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Library
Emmaus. Kiriath-Jearim.
"From Beth-horon to Emmaus it was hilly."--It was sixty furlongs distant from Jerusalem.--"To eight hundred only, dismissed the army, (Vespasian) gave a place, called Ammaus, for them to inhabit: it is sixty furlongs distant from Jerusalem." I inquire, whether this word hath the same etymology with Emmaus near Tiberias, which, from the 'warm baths,' was called Chammath. The Jews certainly do write this otherwise... "The family (say they) of Beth-Pegarim, and Beth Zipperia was out of Emmaus."--The
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

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
1 Samuel 7:3
Then Samuel said to all the people of Israel, "If you are really serious about wanting to return to the LORD, get rid of your foreign gods and your images of Ashtoreth. Determine to obey only the LORD; then he will rescue you from the Philistines."

1 Samuel 7:5
Then Samuel told them, "Gather all of Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray to the LORD for you."

1 Kings 8:48
If they turn to you with their whole heart and soul in the land of their enemies and pray toward the land you gave to their ancestors--toward this city you have chosen, and toward this Temple I have built to honor your name--

1 Kings 11:5
Solomon worshiped Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech, the detestable god of the Ammonites.

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