The text shows the consequences of the Philistines’ capture of the Ark of the Covenant. and the destroying of their Idol. They were all stuck with tumors and they decided to move the Ark from Ashdod to Gath. An exposition of 1 Samuel 5:1-12.
Israel has been defeated in battle against the Philistines and the Ark of the Covenant has been taken. Eli dies and his daughter-in-law has a son who is named Ichabod. An exposition of 1 Samuel 4:12-22.