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1 Samuel 4

Israel is defeated in battle by Philistia; the ark is captured; Hophni and Phineas are killed and Eliza dies.

– How did the Israelites view the Ark of the Covenant? What does that say about where their trust truly lay?
– The Israelites’ misplaced trust also shows their blindness to the real cause of their defeat.
– “Ichabod” means “where is the honor?” or “no glory,” (v. 21)

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