Treasury of Scripture
And there was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.
1 Samuel 23:24 And they arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon...
possessions were. or, business was.
Carmel Not the famous mount Carmel, in the north of Canaan, and in the tribe of Asher; but a city, on a mountain of the same name, in the south of Judah, which seems to have given name to the surrounding territory. Eusebius and Jerome inform us, that there was in their time a town called Carmelia, ten miles east from Hebron, where the Romans kept a Garrison, whose position well agree with this Carmel.
Genesis 26:13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:
2 Samuel 19:32 Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim...
Psalm 17:14 From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life...
Psalm 73:3-7 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked...
Luke 16:19-25 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day...
Genesis 13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
Job 1:3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she donkeys...
Job 42:12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels...
shearing This was a very ancient custom, and appears to have been always attended with festivity. The ancient Romans, however, used to pluck off the wool from the sheep's backs; and hence a fleece was called vellus, a vellendo, from plucking it off. Pliny says, that in his time sheep were not shorn every where, but in some places the wool was still plucked off.
Genesis 38:13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold your father in law goes up to Timnath to shear his sheep.
2 Samuel 13:23,24 And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheep shearers in Baalhazor, which is beside Ephraim...
1 Samuel 30:5 And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
Joshua 15:55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah,
Strong's ConcordanceAnd [there was] a man in Maon, whose possessions [were] in Carmel; and the man [was] very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.
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1 Samuel Chapter 25 Verse 2
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OT History: 1 Samuel 25:2 There was a man in Maon whose (1Sa iSam 1 Sam i sa)