The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible1 Samuel 31:6
So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer…
Only with this difference, his three sons died honourably in the field
of battle, but he and his armourbearer destroyed themselves. Josephus
says F5 he reigned eighteen years in the life of Samuel, and after his
death twenty two years, which make the forty years the apostle ascribes
to him, (Acts 13:21) ; Eupolemus F6, an Heathen writer, makes him to reign
twenty one years; but of the years of his reign, both before and after
the death of Samuel, chronologers are not agreed, see (1 Samuel 25:1) ; and
(See Gill on 13:21);
and all his men that same day together;
not all the soldiers in his
army; for many of them fled and escaped, and even Abner the general of
the army, but his household servants, or those that were near his person,
F5 Antiqu. l. 6. c. 14. sect. 9.
F6 Apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 9. c. 3. p. 447.