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And he took a yoke of oxen, and hewed them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, Whoever comes not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done to his oxen. And the fear of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out with one consent.
he took The sending the pieces of the oxen was an act similar to that of the Levite, Jud.
19:29, (see note). An eminent Scotch writer describes the rites, incantations, and imprecations used prior to the fiery cross being circulated, to summon the rough warriors of ancient times to the service of their chief; and he allude to this ancient custom, which in comparatively modern times, has been practised in Scotland; and proves that a similar punishment of death, or destruction of their houses, for disobeying the summons, was inflicted by the ancient Scandinavians, as recorded by Olaus Magnus, in his History of the Goths. This bears a striking resemblance to the ancient custom of the Israelites. With the Highlanders, a goat was slain; with the Israelites, an ox. The exhibition of a cross, stained with the blood of the sacrificed animal, was the summons of the former, while part of the animal, was the mandate of the latter. Disobedience in one nation was punished with the death of themselves or oxen, and burning of their dwellings in the other.
Judges 19:29 And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, together with her bones...
Judges 21:5-11 And the children of Israel said, Who is there among all the tribes of Israel that came not up with the congregation to the LORD...
Genesis 35:5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was on the cities that were round about them...
2 Chronicles 14:14 And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear of the LORD came on them: and they spoiled all the cities...
2 Chronicles 17:10 And the fear of the LORD fell on all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat...
with one consent [heb] as one man
Judges 20:1 Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was gathered together as one man, from Dan even to Beersheba...
Strong's ConcordanceAnd he took a yoke of oxen, and hewed them in pieces, and sent [them] throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done unto his oxen. And the fear of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out with one consent.
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1 Samuel Chapter 11 Verse 7
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OT History: 1 Samuel 11:7 He took a yoke of oxen (1Sa iSam 1 Sam i sa)