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Saul chose him three thousand men of Israel; whereof two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and in mount Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin: and the rest of the people he sent every man to his tent.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

13:2 with Saul in Michmash. Michmash was seven miles north of Jerusalem. Jonathan was in Gibeah, southwest of Michmash. Both cities were in the territory of Benjamin. The Philistines assembled their armies in Beth Aven, just west of Michmash.

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