1; The Levite in a general assembly declares his wrong.
8; The decree of the assembly.
12; The Benjamites, being cited, make head against the
18; The Israelites in two battles lose forty thousand.
26; They destroy by a stratagem all the Benjamites, except
* Then all.
2,8,11 21:5 De 13:12-18 Jos 22:12
* as one man.
1Sa 11:7,8 2Sa 19:14 Ezr 3:1 Ne 8:1
* from Dan.
18:29 1Sa 3:20 2Sa 3:10 24:2 1Ch 21:2 2Ch 30:5
* with the.
Nu 32:1,40 Jos 17:1 2Sa 2:9
* unto the.
* in Mizpeh.
10:17 11:11 Jos 15:38 18:26 1Sa 7:5,6 10:17 2Ki 25:23
It does not appear that the Israelites on this occasion, were
summoned by the authority of any one common head, but they
came together by the consent and agreement, as it were, of one
common heart, fired with a holy zeal for the honour of God and
Israel. The place of their meeting was Mizpeh; they gathered
together unto the Lord there; for Mizpeh was so very near to
Shiloh, that their encampment might very well be supposed to
reach from Mizpeh to Shiloh. Shiloh was a small town, and
therefore, when there was a general meeting of the people to
present themselves before God, they chose Mizpeh for their
head quarters, which was the next adjoining city of note;
perhaps, because they were not willing to give that trouble to
Shiloh, which so great an assembly would occasion; it being
the residence of the priests that attended the tabernacle.