He was with David at Pas-dammim, and there the Philistines were gathered together to battle, where there was a plot of ground full of barley; and the people fled from before the Philistines.
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George Leo Haydock
And. "Who could have discovered that thirty-four words are here omitted, if they had not been preserved in 2 Kings xxiii. "though with some inaccuracy? We should read, "And when the men of Israel were fled, he arose and smote the Philistines, until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword. And the Lord wrought a great deliverance that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil. And after him was Shammah, the son of Agee, the Hararite: And the Philistines were gathered together at Lechi, where was a piece of ground full of barley.14. But he placed himself in the midst of the field, (of barley) and saved it, and smote the Philistines; and the Lord wrought a great deliverance. "(Kennicott)
The name of Semma must have been omitted by the transcriber. (Calmet)
Without it, how will the number 37 be made out?