11-14), the sanctuary mysteriously disappears, and the priests are subsequently found at Nob outside Jerusalem (I Sam.
Anathoth, a few miles to the north-east, points to the cult of the goddess Anath, the near-lying Nob has suggested the name of the Babylonian Nebo, and the neighbouring, though unidentified, Beth-Ninib of the Amarna tablets may indicate the worship of a Babylonian war and astral god (cf.
He sought the sanctuary at Nob, where he had been wont to consult the priestly oracle (xxii.
Xxi., and this slaughter may possibly be identified with the massacre at Nob recorded in I Sam.
5.; Goliath's sword lying behind the "ephod " or plated image at Nob, I Sam.
Like the teraphim it was part of the common stock of Hebrew cult; it is borne (rather than worn) by persons acting in a priestly character (Samuel at Shiloh, priests of Nob, David), it is part of the worship of individuals (Gideon at Ophrah), and is found in a private shrine with a lay attendant (Micah; Judg.
It is evidently regarded as the one which had been in Nob (I Sam.
9), and the presence of the priests at Nob is no less clearly regarded as the sequel of the fall of Shiloh.
9, where Goliath's sword is wrapped in a cloth in the sanctuary of Nob behind the ephod.
24-47); and the place-names Anathoth (" Anaths'j), Nob (Nebo?), Bethninib, Beth-shemesh.
The account of the ferocious slaughter of the priests of Nob at Saul's command by Doeg the Edomite is a secondary tradition and probably of late origin (1 Sam.
High; Nob Hill, where the railway and mining " kings " of the 'sixties and 'seventies of the 19th century built their homes, which only in recent years has lost its exclusiveness, is 300 ft.
Chinatown, at the foot of Nob Hill, covers some twelve city blocks, and with its temples, rich bazaars, strange life and show of picturesque colours and customs, it is to strangers one of the most interesting portions of the city.