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125 xix The Jawbone of an Ass.
126 xx The Gates of Gaza..
XVI I 128 xxi Samson and Delilah..
4 128 xxii Death of Samson...
23 131 xxiii Micah's Images and the Danish Migration XVII I
133 xxiv The Benjamite War.
XIX I 137
XX I 141 XXI
146 1 SAMUEL Book VII i Birth of Samuel
II I 153 ii Call of Samuel and Dooming of Eli......
IV I 160 iii The Ark and the Philistines...
163 VI I 164
VII I 167 4
167 v The Anointing of Saul and Retirement of Samuel
VIII I 169
XII I 179 6
XIII I 182 vii The Raid on Michmash.
XIV I 185 8
47 190 ix The Amalekite War and Breach between Samuel and Saul...
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XXV I 223
XXVIII I 233
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