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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Samuel 2



Verse 1

enquired. Probably by Urim and Thummim, in the breastplate of Abiathar the High Priest, who was with David (1 Samuel 22:20).

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 3

men. Hebrew. "enosh. App-14.

man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

Verse 4

anointed David. Aged thirty years. See note on 1 Samuel 16:13.

Verse 6

The 20th Seder ends here. See note on p. 366.

Verse 7

valiant = Sons of valour.

Verse 8

Ish-bosheth = man of shame: i.e. the idol "Baal". In 1 Chronicles 8:33 = Esh-baal.

Verse 9

and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton (App-6) in 2 Samuel 2:9.

Verse 13

Gibeon. Abner"s city, in Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:29, 1 Chronicles 8:30; 1 Chronicles 9:35, 1 Chronicles 9:36).

Verse 14

young men = common soldiers.

play = make sport.

Verse 15

which pertained. Septuagint and Syriac read "pertaining".

Verse 18

as a wild roe = as one of the gazelles which are in the field.

Verse 23

stood still: i. e, with horror at the sight.

Verse 25

children = sons.

Verse 27

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

I (with Art.) spoken. Supply the Ellipsis (App-6) thus: "spoken [the words which caused the provocation], surely". Compare 2 Samuel 2:14.

Verse 29

Bithron = the ravine.

Verse 31

men. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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