Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; he divided the people with him into two camps, along with the flocks, cattle, and camels.
All Israel, foreigner and citizen alike, with their elders, officers, and judges, stood on either side of the ark of the Lord’s covenant facing the Levitical priests who carried it. As Moses the Lord’s servant had commanded earlier, half of them were in front of Mount Gerizim and half in front of Mount Ebal, to bless the people of Israel.
From that day on, half of my men did the work while the other half held spears, shields, bows, and armor. The officers supported all the people of Judah,
So we continued the work, while half of the men were holding spears from daybreak until the stars came out.
2 Samuel 18:3
“You must not go!” the people pleaded. “If we have to flee, they will not pay any attention to us. Even if half of us die, they will not pay any attention to us because you are worth 10,000 of us. Therefore, it is better if you support us from the city.”
2 Samuel 19:40
The king went on to Gilgal, and Chimham went with him. All the troops of Judah and half of Israel’s escorted the king.
1 Kings 16:9
His servant Zimri, commander of half his chariots, conspired against him while Elah was in Tirzah getting drunk in the house of Arza, who was in charge of the household at Tirzah.
1 Kings 16:21
At that time the people of Israel were divided: half the people followed Tibni son of Ginath, to make him king, and half followed Omri.
The two thanksgiving processions stood in the house of God. So did I and half of the officials accompanying me,