16:13 in the midst of his brothers. It is likely that the elders also witnessed David’s being anointed (vv. 4, 5). The emphasis on the brothers being present at the event may shed light on Eliab’s behavior in 17:28.
Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David. See notes 10:6; 11:6. David’s endowment with the Spirit “from that day forward” sets him apart from Saul (and also Samson) upon whom the Spirit descended only sporadically.