Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 4:3

and the Beerothites fled to Gittaim and have been aliens there until this day).
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Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Gittaim;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Baanah and Rechab;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Gittaim;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Bannah;   Beeroth;   Gittaim;   Rimmon;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Alien;   Beeroth;   Court Systems;   Gittaim;   Ish-Bosheth;   Rechab;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Beeroth;   Gittaim;   Rechab, Rechabites;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Baanah ;   Beeroth ;   Gittaim ;   Rechab ;   Rimmon ;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Git'tites;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Gittaim;   Rechab;   Samuel, Books of;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Beeroth;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The Beerothites fled to Gittaim - Probably the same as Gath; as Ramathaim is the same as Ramah.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 4:3". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-samuel-4.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the Beerothites fled to Gittaim, and were sojourners there until that day. At the death of Saul, when many of the Israelites deserted their cities, and left them to the Philistines, 1 Samuel 31:7; and so the inhabitants of Beeroth forsook their city, which was near the Philistines, and went to Gittaim, a city in the same tribe, though a little further off, see Nehemiah 11:33.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 4:3". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-4.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And the Beerothites fled to d Gittaim, and were sojourners there until this day.)

(d) After the death of Saul, for fear of the Philistines.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 4:3". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-samuel-4.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 4:3 And the Beerothites fled to Gittaim, and were sojourners there until this day.)

Ver. 3. And the Beerothites fled to Gittaim.] A town of their own tribe, but of far greater security. Hither therefore they fled for fear of the Philistines. See 1 Samuel 31:7.

Until this day.] Until the time that this story was written, the penners whereof were Gad and Nathan. [1 Chronicles 29:29-30]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 4:3". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-4.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

And, or, yet, or but; for this comes in to anticipate an objection against what he had now said. It is true, saith he, the

Beerothites fled. as others did, upon the overthrow of Saul and his army, 1 Samuel 31:7, to a place called

Gittaim, 2 Samuel 4:3; not that in Benjamin, Nehemiah 11:33, but some other place of that name more remote from the Philistines; and so they were Gittaimites by their present habitation, but Beerothites by their original, and place of their birth.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 4:3". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-4.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

3.The Beerothites fled to Gittaim — We are nowhere told the cause of this flight, but it has been plausibly conjectured that it arose from Saul’s persecution of the Gibeonites, (2 Samuel 21:1-2,) for Beeroth was one of their cities. Joshua 9:17. Perhaps Rimmon or his sons had suffered by that persecution, and this may have been one reason for this bloody deed of the sons. They wreaked vengeance on the son of Saul for the wrongs committed by his father, as well as sought by the same deed to secure the favour of David. Gittaim was apparently not far from Beeroth, and was inhabited by Benjamites after the captivity, (Nehemiah 11:33,) but its site is now unknown.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 4:3". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-4.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Samuel 4:3. The Beerothites fled to Gittaim — When Saul was slain, several Israelites left their cities and fled, and the Philistines took possession of them. Among these, it seems, this city was forsaken of its inhabitants; and were sojourners there until this day — When this book was written they were not returned to their own country, being commodiously settled at Gittaim.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 4:3". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-samuel-4.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

That. Hebrew, &c., "this day," when the historian wrote. (Menochius)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 4:3". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-4.html. 1859.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(3) Fled to Gittaim.—Neither the cause of their flight, nor the place to which they fled, can be certainly determined. The Beerothites here appear as of the tribe of Benjamin, and it is probable that they fled from the incursions of the Philistines, and that Gittaim is the place mentioned in Nehemiah 11:35 as occupied by the Benjamites returning from Babylon. The expression “until this day” makes it likely that the time of the writer was not very far removed from the events which he relates.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 4:3". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-4.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the Beerothites fled to Gittaim, and were sojourners there until this day.)
1 Samuel 31:7; Nehemiah 11:33
Reciprocal: Joshua 4:9 - and they are there;  2 Samuel 6:10 - Gittite;  1 Chronicles 13:13 - the Gittite

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 4:3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-4.html.