Nob

Nob

A city in the territory of Benjamin (Neh 11:31-35; Isa 10:27-32) known as the “city of the priests” (1Sam 22:19). Nob developed as a religious center following the destruction (late eleventh century BCE) of the sanctuary at Shiloh. David is said to have sought assistance from Ahimelech and the priests of Nob when he was outlawed from Saul’s court, receiving some of the holy Bread of the Presence for his soldiers and the sword of Goliath for himself (1Sam 21:1-9; Matt 12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28; Luke 6:1-5). When King Saul learned through an informer that Ahimelech had “inquired of the Lord” for David, he ordered the death of the priest and his clergy. The king’s guard refused to carry out the order, but Doeg the Edomite complied, slaughtering eighty-five priests and putting all of the city of Nob to the sword (1Sam 22:6-23). It is evident from (Isa 10:27-32) that Nob was located not far from Jerusalem on the north and within eyesight of that city.

Neh 11:31-35

31The people of Benjamin also lived from Geba onward, at Michmash, Aija, Bethel and its villages,32Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,33Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,34Hadid, Zeboi ... View more

Isa 10:27-32

27On that day his burden will be removed from your shoulder, and his yoke will be destroyed from your neck.

He has gone up from Rimmon,28he has come to Aiath;
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1Sam 22:19

19Nob, the city of the priests, he put to the sword; men and women, children and infants, oxen, donkeys, and sheep, he put to the sword.

1Sam 21:1-9

David and the Holy Bread
1 David came to Nob to the priest Ahimelech. Ahimelech came trembling to meet David, and said to him, “Why are you alone, and no one wi ... View more

Matt 12:1-8

Plucking Grain on the Sabbath
1At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain ... View more

Mark 2:23-28

Pronouncement about the Sabbath
23One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain.24The ... View more

Luke 6:1-5

The Question about the Sabbath
1One sabbath while Jesus was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked some heads of grain, rubbed them in their hands ... View more

1Sam 22:6-23

Saul Slaughters the Priests at Nob
6Saul heard that David and those who were with him had been located. Saul was sitting at Gibeah, under the tamarisk tree on t ... View more

Isa 10:27-32

27On that day his burden will be removed from your shoulder, and his yoke will be destroyed from your neck.

He has gone up from Rimmon,28he has come to Aiath;
... View more

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