corner graphic

Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Samuel 20



Verse 1

man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

son of Bichri = a descendant of Becher (Genesis 46:21).

tents. One of the emendations of the Sopherim (App-33), by which they transposed the middle two letters of the primitive text and made it read "tents" instead of "gods". The same was done in 1 Kings 12:16, and 2 Chronicles 10:16. See notes there.

Verse 6

thou. Some codices, with two early printed editions, read "now", and others, with Septuagint, read "now therefore "

Verse 7

men. Hebrew. "enosh. App-14.

Verse 8

as he went forth it fell out = and it (the sword) dropped out, and fell.

Verse 9

Art thou . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

Verse 13

he was removed, or, thrust.

people. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

Verse 14

he = Joab.

Berites = Bichrites (2 Samuel 20:1).

him = Sheba.

Verse 15

bank = mound.

trench = rampart.

Verse 16

hear. Repeated by Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6.

Verse 18

They shall, &c. Figure of speech Parcemia. App-6.

Verse 19

a city and a mother = a city, a mother city, too. Figure of speech Hendiadys (App-6): i.e. a metropolitan city.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 20

far be it. Repeated by Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6.

Verse 21

mount = hill country.

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

Verse 22

all. Some codices, with three early printed editions, omit "all".

her wisdom. Compare Ecclesiastes 9:14, Ecclesiastes 9:15.

tent. Compare 2 Samuel 19:8.

Verse 23

Benaiah. Compare 2 Samuel 8:18; 2 Samuel 23:20. 1 Kings 1:8; 1 Kings 2:34.

Verse 24

Adoram. Same name as Adoniram (1 Kings 4:6).

Verse 25

scribe, or secretary. Compare 2 Samuel 8:17.

Verse 26

chief ruler. Compare 2 Samuel 8:18; 2 Samuel 23:38.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

Commentary Navigator
Search This Commentary
Enter query in the box below
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology