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II Samuel 17

Chapter 17

 

v. 11:  I assume the main purpose in this advice is simply to stall for time so David can escape.

v. 17:  I’m not sure why such suspicion would be warranted initially toward these sons of the priests; after all, their fathers remained in Jerusalem with Absalom.  It would be easier to understand the suspicion if the sons were seen coming and going from Jerusalem frequently, but to this point in the story they have not been doing that.

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