Poole's Outline of 1 Samuel 4



The Israelites are smitten by the Philistines at Eben-ezer, 1, 2.They fetch the ark from Shiloh; receive it with a great shout, to the terror of the Philistines, 3-8; who yet take courage, and a second time beat the Israelites: the ark is taken; the two sons of Eli are slain, 9-11; which Eli hearing, falleth backward from his seat, and breaketh his neck, 12-18.His daughter-in-law falls in labour, nameth her son Ichabod, and dieth, 19-22.