Bible Commentaries
Genesis 14

Barnes' Notes on the Whole BibleBarnes' Notes

Verses 1-24

While Abram refrains from accepting any part of the spoils beyond what had been consumed in supplying the necessities of his followers in the expedition, he expressly excepts the portion to which his confederates, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre, became entitled by their share in the recovery of the property. This is sufficient to prove that the transaction regarding the spoil was not an offer of generosity on the part of the king of Sodom, but an act of disinterestedness on the part of Abram.

Bibliographical Information
Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Genesis 14". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". 1870.