Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 17:26

And Israel and Absalom camped in the land of Gilead.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - David;   Gilead;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ahithophel;   Hushai;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Mahanaim;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ephraim, Wood of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Mahanaim;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Samuel, Books of;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Absalom;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Samuel, Books of;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

So Israel and Absalom pitched in the land of Gilead. Which belonged to the tribes of Reuben and Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh; here the Israelites that were with Absalom encamped, in order to give battle to David and his men.

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Bibliographical Information
Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 17:26". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-17.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 17:26 So Israel and Absalom pitched in the land of Gilead.

Ver. 26. Pitched in the land of Gilead.] Near Mahanaim, that they might keep in and contrain David, or draw him out to fight them.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 17:26". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-17.html. 1865-1868.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

So Israel and Absalom pitched in the land of Gilead.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Bibliographical Information
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 17:26". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-samuel-17.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(26) Pitched in the land of Gilead.—Gilead is the tract of country on the east of the Jordan, extending from the land of Moab on the south to Bashan on the north, the valley of the Hieromax forming probably its northern boundary. The site of Mahanaim has not been identified, but it was almost certainly within the territory of Gilead. Absalom, however, did not actually reach Mahanaim before he met and was defeated by the forces of David.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 17:26". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-17.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

So Israel and Absalom pitched in the land of Gilead.
land of the Gilead
Numbers 32:1-42; Deuteronomy 3:15; Joshua 17:1
Reciprocal: Genesis 32:2 - the name;  2 Samuel 2:8 - Mahanaim

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 17:26". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-17.html.