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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.

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-20.html. 1909-1922.

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