1 Samuel 13:2

Saul chose him three thousand men of Israel; of which two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and in mount Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin: and the rest of the people he sent every man to his tent.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Dwellings, from Galgal (Salien) or from some other general assembly. (Calmet) These 3000 were to be the king's guards, supported at the expense of the nation, that the people might begin to feel one part of the royal prerogative. (Salien, the year before Christ 1089)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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