* a thousand.
Twelve thousand in all--a small number in proportion to all
Israel, or to the forces which they had to encounter. As they
were under the conduct of captains of thousands and hundreds,
they probably had no general; for Phinehas seems to have
accompanied them simply to take charge of "the holy
instruments;" probably the ark and silver trumpets.
* the holy instruments.
14:44 33:20-22 Ex 25:9 Jos 6:4-6,13-15 1Sa 4:4,5,17 14:18
1Sa 23:9 2Sa 11:11
* to blow.
10:8,9 2Ch 13:12-15