Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 2:25

The sons of Benjamin gathered together behind Abner and became one band, and they stood on the top of a certain hill.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Abner;   David;   Israel;   Joab;   War;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Benjamin, Tribe of;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Gibeon;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Joab;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Samuel, Books of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abner;   Gibeon;   Joab;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Asahel ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Joab;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Asahel;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Benjamin;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Abner;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Ish-Bosheth;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner,.... Either those that were with him before, who upon the battle were dispersed, but now got together again; or others of that tribe, who, hearing of the defeat of Abner, went out of the several cities after him, to strengthen his hands, and renew the fight with Joab:

and became one troop; were united together in a body, and became a regular troop:

and stood on the top of an hill; which was some advantage to them, and from whence they could take a view of Joab's army, and observe its motions.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:25". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-2.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 2:25 And the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner, and became one troop, and stood on the top of an hill.

Ver. 25. And became one troop, and stood on the top of an hill.] They were not so routed but that they could rally: and getting the hill, they stood upon their guard. Cuneati in collis vertice stabant. He that flieth may once fight again.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:25". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-2.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Where, being upon the upper ground, they might better defend themselves.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:25". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-2.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

children = sons.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:25". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-2.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(25) The children of Benjamin.—The rest of Abner’s force appears to have been hopelessly scattered in the flight, but he succeeded in rallying the Benjamites, his own and Saul’s kinsmen, in a strong position “on the top of an hill.”

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:25". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-2.html. 1905.