Lesson 44: Saul and the Witch of Endor

Updated: Aug 3, 2020

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INTRODUCTION. Sometime during David's fugitive years Samuel died and the people of Israel mourned for him. After David's encounter with Saul in the cave, David married Abigail, a woman of Carmel, and also Ahinoam, a woman of Jezreel. Both of

these cities were located in the hill country of Judah where David was hiding. About

the same time Saul gave his daughter Michal, who was David's first wife, to another

man (I Sam. 25).

Again the Ziphites betrayed David to Saul, and again Saul began his pursuit of David.

This time David discovered Saul and his men while they were sleeping in their camp.

A deep sleep from the Lord had fallen on them, and David was able to steal into the

camp, take Saul's spear, and a jug of water. David then stood on a hill afar off and

called to Abner, Saul's captain, chastising him for not guarding the king. Again, Saul,

realizing David had spared his life, said he had sinned and would no longer attempt

to harm David. David then went on his way and Saul returned to his place, no longer

pursuing David (I Sam. 26).