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1 Samuel 8:2

    1 Samuel 8:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now the name of his first-born was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah: they were judges in Beer-sheba.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The name of his first son was Joel and the name of his second Abijah: they were judges in Beer-sheba.

    Webster's Revision

    Now the name of his first-born was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah: they were judges in Beer-sheba.

    World English Bible

    Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah: they were judges in Beersheba.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah: they were judges in Beer-sheba.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 8:2

    The mention of Beer-sheba, on the extreme southern frontier of Judah, as the place where Samuel's sons judged Israel is remarkable. It was probably due to the recovery of territory from the usurpation of the Philistines 1 Samuel 7:14.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 8:2

    8:2 Beer - sheba - In the southern border of the land of Canaan, which were very remote from his house at Ramah; where, and in the neighbouring places Samuel himself still executing the office of judge.