1 Sam 28:24

28:24 fattened calf. Much has changed since Saul’s first encounter with Samuel, when he was designated as the one to deliver Israel from the Philistines (9:16) and was treated to a festal meal by the prophet (9:22–24). Now in his last encounter with Samuel, on the eve of his own death and the crushing Philistine defeat of Israel, Saul is treated to a fatted calf by a medium.