Doeg the Edomite


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Doeg the Edomite

dispatches priests of Nob under Saul’s order. [O.T.: I Samuel 22:18–19]
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As regards the Tabernacle of Nob, I propose that "destruction" refers to the cruel, unjust execution of the priests and inhabitants of Nob by Doeg the Edomite at King Saul's behest, after which the Tabernacle was forcibly uprooted and transplanted to Gibeon.
When the guard refuses, Saul commands Doeg the Edomite to do the job - which he does with appalling thoroughness, wiping out not only the 85 priests, but the entire city and all therein (1 Sam.
Its seriousness is exemplified in the classic example of gossip in the statement by Doeg the Edomite that Nov, the city of priests, gave David food and arms, as told, not in Numbers, but in I Samuel (Chaps.