The new centre was Mizpah, a commanding eminence and sanctuary, about 5 m.
The Philistines are defeated at Ebenezer (near Mizpah) through the direct interposition of Yahweh, and Samuel rules peacefully as a theocratic judge (vii).
At Mizpah, after another solemn warning, the sacred lot is taken and falls upon Saul of Benjamin, who, however, is not at first unanimously accepted (x.
The highest point is Neby Samwil (Mizpah), 2 935 ft.
MIZPAH, or MIZPEH, the name of several places referred to in the Old Testament, in each case probably derived from a "commanding prospect," the Hebrew name having that significance.
(I) MIZPAH of GILEAD, where Jacob was reconciled to Laban (Gen.
(2) MIZPAH OF BENJAMIN.