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And the rest of the people he delivered into the hands of Abishai his brother,.... Who was a commander under him, and a very valiant man; and thus, as his enemy had two armies, he divided his into two parts, that he might the better attack them:
that he might put them in array against the children of Ammon: draw them up in a line, place them rank and file to meet the children of Ammon, and give them battle.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https:/
2 Samuel 10:10 And the rest of the people he delivered into the hand of Abishai his brother, that he might put [them] in array against the children of Ammon.
Ver. 10. And the rest of the people.] Thus Joab, consilium e re nata capiens, opposeth one stratagem to another, and getteth the day, though nothing so strong as the enemy. The like hereunto did Judas Maccabeus, and before him Claudius Nero, the Roman consul, who, hearing that Asdrubal the Carthaginian was coming into Italy with a great army to join with his brother Hannibal, secretly and speedily took the flower of his forces, and setting upon Asdrubal, beat him and slew him, and then tumbling his head toward his brother Hannihal’s trenches, so amazed him and discouraged him, that he was glad to retreat into an utmost nook of Italy for his own security. (a)
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