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Nob

NOB (nōb, Heb. nōv). A town of the priests in the tribe of Benjamin just north of the city of Jerusalem. The language of Isa.10.32 indicates that it was within sight of Jerusalem. In the time of King Saul the tabernacle stood here for a time, and David’s visit to Ahimelech the priest (1Sam.21.1-1Sam.21.15) was the cause or at least the occasion for the complete destruction of the city by Saul (1Sam.22.19). David, fleeing from Saul, asked for provision for his young men and for a sword, all of which the priest granted; but a mischief-maker, Doeg the Edomite, was a witness to the transaction and reported it to Saul who, in his insane hatred and jealousy of David, had the priests murdered and their city destroyed.