Search Tools

All the valiant men ° arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Bethshan, and came to Jabesh, and burnt them there.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

31:12 burnt them there. Cremation was not normally practiced by the Israelites, but the bodies of Saul and his sons had been so abused by the Philistines that this was the expedient thing at the time. The bones were not consumed, however, and so could be properly buried.

About the New Defender's Study Bible