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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Samuel 2

Verse 1

enquired . Probably by Urim and Thummim, in the breastplate of Abiathar the High Priest, who was with David (1 Samuel 22:20 ).

the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Verse 3

men . Hebrew. 'enosh. App-14 .

man . Hebrew. 'ish . App-14 .

Verse 4

anointed David . Aged thirty years. See note on 1 Samuel 16:13 .

Verse 6

The 20th Seder ends here. See note on p. 366.

Verse 7

valiant = Sons of valour.

Verse 8

Ish-bosheth = man of shame: i.e. the idol " Baal ". In 1 Chronicles 8:33 = Esh-baal.

Verse 9

and . Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton ( App-6 ) in 2 Samuel 2:9 .

Verse 13

Gibeon . Abner's city, in Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:29 , 1 Chronicles 8:30 ; 1 Chronicles 9:35 , 1 Chronicles 9:36 ).

Verse 14

young men = common soldiers.

play = make sport.

Verse 15

which pertained . Septuagint and Syriac read "pertaining".

Verse 18

as a wild roe = as one of the gazelles which are in the field.

Verse 23

stood still : i. e, with horror at the sight.

Verse 25

children = sons.

Verse 27

God. Hebrew. Elohim . App-4 .

I (with Art.) spoken. Supply the Ellipsis ( App-6 ) thus: "spoken [the words which caused the provocation], surely". Compare 2 Samuel 2:14 .

Verse 29

Bithron = the ravine.

Verse 31

men. Hebrew. 'ish . App-14 .

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Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/2-samuel-2.html. 1909-1922.