Then shall you go on forward from there, and you shall come to the oak of Tabor, and there shall meet you three men going up to God to Bethel, one carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a skin of wine:
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George Leo Haydock
Thabor, very distant from the famous mountain (Calmet) in Zabulon. (Menochius)
Bethel. Where there was at that time an altar of God; it being one of the places where Samuel judged Israel, (Challoner) and which had always been considered as a place of devotion, since Jacob had his vision, Genesis xxviii. 19. It lay to the east of Gabaa, so that Saul might easily meet these pilgrims. (Calmet)
Wine, for libations, as the other things were for a sacrifice and feast, as well as for presents to the officiating priests. ...