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Date: Before 68 A.D.
Location: Qumran Cave 1
Contents: 1 Samuel 18:17-18; 2 Samuel 20:6-10; 21:16-19; 23:9-12
1 Samuel 18
17 Saul said to David, “Behold, my elder daughter Merab, I will give her to you as wife. Only be valiant for me, and fight Yahweh’s battles.” For Saul said, “Don’t let my hand be on him, but let the hand of the Philistines be on him.” 18 David said to Saul, “Who am I, and what is my life, or my father’s family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?”
2 Samuel 20
6 David said to Abishai, “Now Sheba the son of Bichri will do us more harm than Absalom did. Take your lord’s servants, and pursue after him, lest he get himself fortified cities, and escape out of our sight.”
went out after him, and the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and all the mighty
men; and they went out of Jerusalem, to pursue Sheba the
son of Bichri. 8 When they were at the
great stone which is in Gibeon,
2 Samuel 21
Ishbibenob, who was of the sons of the giant, the weight of
whose spear was three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being armed with a new sword, thought he
would kill David. 17 But Abishai the
son of Zeruiah helped him, and struck the Philistine, and
killed him. Then the men of
18 After this, that there was again war with the Philistines by the sea. Then Sibbecai with the Hushathite killed Saph, who was of the sons of the giant. 19 There was again war with the Philistines at Gob; and Elhanan the son of Jaare-Oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite’s brother, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.
2 Samuel 23
9 After him was Eleazar
 Translation uncertain: Hebrew letters aleph-lamedh-yodh-mem
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