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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Chronicles 20

Verse 1

it came to pass. Compare 2 Samuel 11:1 ; 2 Samuel 12:26-31 .

children = sons.

David tarried at Jerusalem. No reference is made here to the result of this tarrying, which is recorded in 2 Samuel 11:1 , 2 Samuel 12:25 .

Verse 2

David took. No discrepancy here, for Joab had summoned David for the purpose (2 Samuel 12:27 ).

Verse 3

cut. Hebrew. sur. Occurs only here; the meaning "cut" is arbitrary. It must be explained by 2 Samuel 12:31 , where it is sum, and is rendered "put" = "appointed them [to work] with". See notes there. Sur is probably from yashar = to regulate, or rule.

Verse 4

children = those born.

the giant. Hebrew. raphah, a descendant of one Rapha, who came of the Nephilim. See 2 Samuel 21:18-22 , and App-23 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 20". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.