1 Samuel 11:8
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New American Standard Bible
He numbered them in Bezek; and the sons of Israel were 300,000, and the men of Judah 30,000.

King James Bible
And when he numbered them in Bezek, the children of Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand.

Darby Bible Translation
And he numbered them in Bezek, and the children of Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand.

World English Bible
He numbered them in Bezek; and the children of Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand.

Young's Literal Translation
And he inspecteth them in Bezek, and the sons of Israel are three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

He numbered them - This was done to see who was absent (compare Judges 21:9).

Bezek has been conjectured to be the name of a district rather than of a town. Two villages retained the name in the time of Eusebius 17 miles from Nablous, on the way to Beth-shean.

The children of Israel and the men of Judah - This looks like the language of later times, times perhaps subsequent to the establishment of the two kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Israel here (including Benjamin) is as ten to one compared with Judah. This is about the true proportion.

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THE HISTORICAL BOOKS: I and II Samuel. I and II Kings. I and II Chronicles. NOTE.--As these three pairs of books are so closely related in their historical contents, it is deemed best to study them together, though they overlap the two divisions of IV and V. I. CHARTS Chart A. General Contents +--+ " I AND II SAMUEL " +-------------+-----+------+ "Samuel "Saul "David " +-------------+-----+------+----------+ " " " " I AND II KINGS "NOTE.--Biblical
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Cross References
Judges 1:5
They found Adoni-bezek in Bezek and fought against him, and they defeated the Canaanites and the Perizzites.

Judges 20:2
The chiefs of all the people, even of all the tribes of Israel, took their stand in the assembly of the people of God, 400,000 foot soldiers who drew the sword.

1 Samuel 11:9
They said to the messengers who had come, "Thus you shall say to the men of Jabesh-gilead, 'Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, you will have deliverance.'" So the messengers went and told the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.

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