New Living Translation
Joel and Abijah, his oldest sons, held court in Beersheba.
King James Bible
Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.
Darby Bible Translation
And the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah; they judged 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.
Young's Literal Translation
And the name of his first-born son is Joel, and the name of his second Abiah, judges in Beer-Sheba:
1 Samuel 8:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
Then they returned to the servants and traveled back to Beersheba, where Abraham continued to live.
1 Kings 19:3
Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there.
1 Chronicles 6:28
The sons of Samuel were Joel (the older) and Abijah (the second).
Don't worship at the pagan altars at Bethel; don't go to the shrines at Gilgal or Beersheba. For the people of Gilgal will be dragged off into exile, and the people of Bethel will be reduced to nothing."
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