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Bible Commentaries
2 Samuel 16

Dummelow's Commentary on the BibleDummelow on the Bible

Verses 1-23


Ziba, Shimei, and Ahithophel

David, during his flight, is assisted by Ziba, but is cursed by Shimei. The cause of Absalom is promoted by the wise counsel of Ahithophel.

1. An hundred of summer fruits] a hundred cakes into which summer fruits were compressed.

2. With true Oriental deference he does not venture to say they are for the king’s own use,

8. All the blood of the house of Saul] The reference is probably to the incident recorded in 2 Samuel 21:1-14.

11. The lord hath bidden him] David recognised that all his misfortunes were the consequence of his sin. The Lord had punished him through his own son, whom he had forgiven and restored. Why not also through Shimei?

14. Came weary] RM ’came to Ayephim.’

23. Enquired at the oracle of God] i.e. consulted God by means of the Urim and Thummim.

Bibliographical Information
Dummelow, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 16". "Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dcb/2-samuel-16.html. 1909.
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