1; While Joab besieges Rabbah, David commits adultery with
6; Uriah, sent for by David to cover the adultery, would not
14; He carries to Joab the letter of his death.
18; Joab sends the news thereof to David.
26; David takes Bath-sheba to wife.
* A.M. 2969. B.C. 1035. An. Ex. Is. 456. after the year,
etc. Heb. at the return of the year.
1Ki 20:22,26 2Ch 36:10 Ec 3:8
* at the time.
The sacred historian seems to intimate that there was one
particular time of the year to which military operations were
limited; and Josephus informs us that this took place in the
beginning of spring. In another part of his works he says,
that as soon as spring was begun, Adad levied and led forth
his army against the Hebrews. Antiochus also prepared to
invade Judea at the first appearance of spring; and Vespasian
marched to Antipatris at the commencement of the same season.
The kings and armies of the East, says Chardin, do not march
but when there is grass, and when they can encamp, which is in
April. This rule, however, seems to be disregarded in modern
* David sent.
1Ch 20:1 Zec 14:3
12:26 De 3:11 1Ch 20:1 Eze 21:20