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The Capture of the Covenant Box

At that time the Philistines gathered to go to war against Israel, so[a] the Israelites set out to fight them. The Israelites set up their camp at Ebenezer and the Philistines at Aphek. The Philistines attacked, and after fierce fighting they defeated the Israelites and killed about four thousand men on the battlefield.

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  1. 1 Samuel 4:1 One ancient translation the Philistines … so; Hebrew does not have these words.