1 Samuel 22:20
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New International Version
But one son of Ahimelek son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled to join David.

King James Bible
And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.

Darby Bible Translation
And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.

World English Bible
One of the sons of Ahimelech, the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.

Young's Literal Translation
And there escapeth one son of Ahimelech, son of Ahitub, and his name is Abiathar, and he fleeth after David,

1 Samuel 22:20 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Abiathar, escaped - This man carried with him his sacerdotal garments, as we find from 1 Samuel 23:6, 1 Samuel 23:9.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1 Samuel 23:6 And it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.

1 Samuel 30:7 And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, I pray you, bring me here the ephod...

2 Samuel 20:25 And Sheva was scribe: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:

1 Kings 2:26,27 And to Abiathar the priest said the king, Get you to Anathoth, to your own fields; for you are worthy of death...

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1 Samuel 2:33 And the man of yours, whom I shall not cut off from my altar, shall be to consume your eyes, and to grieve your heart...

1 Samuel 4:12 And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes rent, and with earth on his head.

Job 1:15-17,19 And the Sabeans fell on them, and took them away; yes, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword...

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Covenanting Confers Obligation.
As it has been shown that all duty, and that alone, ought to be vowed to God in covenant, it is manifest that what is lawfully engaged to in swearing by the name of God is enjoined in the moral law, and, because of the authority of that law, ought to be performed as a duty. But it is now to be proved that what is promised to God by vow or oath, ought to be performed also because of the act of Covenanting. The performance of that exercise is commanded, and the same law which enjoins that the duties
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Ramah. Ramathaim Zophim. Gibeah.
There was a certain Ramah, in the tribe of Benjamin, Joshua 18:25, and that within sight of Jerusalem, as it seems, Judges 19:13; where it is named with Gibeah:--and elsewhere, Hosea 5:8; which towns were not much distant. See 1 Samuel 22:6; "Saul sat in Gibeah, under a grove in Ramah." Here the Gemarists trifle: "Whence is it (say they) that Ramah is placed near Gibea? To hint to you, that the speech of Samuel of Ramah was the cause, why Saul remained two years and a half in Gibeah." They blindly
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
1 Samuel 14:3
among whom was Ahijah, who was wearing an ephod. He was a son of Ichabod's brother Ahitub son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the LORD's priest in Shiloh. No one was aware that Jonathan had left.

1 Samuel 22:21
He told David that Saul had killed the priests of the LORD.

1 Samuel 23:6
(Now Abiathar son of Ahimelek had brought the ephod down with him when he fled to David at Keilah.)

1 Samuel 23:9
When David learned that Saul was plotting against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod."

1 Samuel 30:7
Then David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelek, "Bring me the ephod." Abiathar brought it to him,

2 Samuel 15:24
Zadok was there, too, and all the Levites who were with him were carrying the ark of the covenant of God. They set down the ark of God, and Abiathar offered sacrifices until all the people had finished leaving the city.

1 Kings 1:7
Adonijah conferred with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest, and they gave him their support.

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