It came to pass, from the day that the ark stayed in Kiriath-jearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years, and all the house of Israel lamented after Yahweh. Bible

“Kiriath-jearim.” It is interesting that the ark stayed in Kieriath-jearim for so long since that city was one of the Gibeonite cities (Josh. 9:17).

Commentary for: 1 Samuel 7:2