Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was Doeg, an Edomite, the chief of the herdsmen that belonged to Saul.
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George Leo Haydock
Within. Hebrew nehtsar, "detained, or assembles before the Lord. "Theodoret thinks he was possessed; others believe he had made a vow
Edomite. Some Greek copies read, a Syrian, as also chap. xxii. 9. (Calmet)
He had embraced the Jewish religion. (Menochius)