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1 Chronicles 11:6

11:6 1  David said, “Whoever attacks 2  the Jebusites first will become commanding general!” 3  So Joab son of Zeruiah attacked 4  first and became commander. 5 

1 Chronicles 11:8

11:8 He built up the city around it, from the terrace to the surrounding walls; 6  Joab restored the rest of the city.

1 sn Verse 6 inserts into the narrative parenthetical information about Joab’s role in the conquest of the city. Verse 7 then picks up where v. 5 left off.

2 tn Or perhaps “strikes down.”

3 tn Heb “head and officer.”

4 tn Heb “went up.”

5 tn Heb “head.”

6 tn Heb “to that which surrounds.” On the referent here as “the surrounding walls,” see HALOT 740 s.v. סָבִיב.

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