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125 xix The Jawbone of an Ass...
126 The Gates of Gaza..
XVI I I28 xxi Samson and Delilah..
128 xxii Death of Samson...
23 131 xxiii Micah's Images and the Danish Migration XVII
XVIII I 133 xxiv The Benjamite War...
XXI 1 146 I SAMUEL Book VII i Birth of Samuel
153 ii Call of Samuel and Dooming of Eli......
160 iii The Ark and the Philistines....
167 v The Anointing of Saul and Retirement of Samuel ..
171 X I 174 XI
182 vii The Raid on Michmash.
XIV 185 8
47 190 ix The Amalekite War and Breach between Samuel and Saul...
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XVI I 195
XXV I 223
XXX I 238
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