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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.
thou. Some codices, with two early printed editions, read "now", and others, with Septuagint, read "now therefore "
men. Hebrew. 'enosh. App-14 .
as he went forth it fell out = and it (the sword) dropped out, and fell.
Art thou . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .
he was removed , or, thrust.
people . Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .
he = Joab.
Berites = Bichrites (2 Samuel 20:1 ).
him = Sheba.
bank = mound.
trench = rampart.
hear . Repeated by Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6 .
They shall , &c. Figure of speech Parcemia. App-6 .
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 .
far be it. Repeated by Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6 .
mount = hill country.
Behold . Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .
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 .
Benaiah . Compare 2 Samuel 8:18 ; 2Sa 23:20 . 1 Kings 1:8 ; 1 Kings 2:34 .
Adoram . Same name as Adoniram (1 Kings 4:6 ).
scribe , or secretary. Compare 2 Samuel 8:17 .
chief ruler . Compare 2 Samuel 8:18 ; 2 Samuel 23:38 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 20". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/
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