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Endor


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A Canaanite city, of uncertain location, where there lived a ‘witch’ or medium who had survived Saul's determination to banish witches from the land. However, in desperate need, Saul visited Endor in disguise and cajoled the woman into summoning the prophet Samuel from the abode of the dead, in order that he could be consulted about the serious threat from the Philistines (1 Sam. 28: 3–25). Samuel offered no comfort and rebuked Saul for disturbing him; the Philistines were victorious at Gilboa, and Saul committed suicide (1 Sam. 31: 4).

Subjects: Biblical Studies.


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