13:2 But Amnon became frustrated because he was so lovesick 1 over his sister Tamar. For she was a virgin, and to Amnon it seemed out of the question to do anything to her.
2 Samuel 13:18Context
13:18 (Now she was wearing a long robe, 2 for this is what the king’s virgin daughters used to wear.) So Amnon’s 3 attendant removed her and bolted the door 4 behind her.
1 tn Heb “and there was distress to Amnon so that he made himself sick.”
2 tn The Hebrew expression used here (כְּתֹנֶת פַּסִּים, kÿtonet passim) is found only here and in Gen 37:3, 23, 32. Hebrew פַּס (pas) can refer to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot; here the idea is probably that of a long robe reaching to the feet and having sleeves reaching to the wrists. The notion of a “coat of many colors” (KJV, ASV “garment of divers colors”), a familiar translation for the phrase in Genesis, is based primarily on the translation adopted in the LXX χιτῶνα ποικίλον (citona poikilion) and does not have a great deal of support.
3 tn Heb “his”; the referent (Amnon) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
4 tn The Hebrew verb is a perfect with nonconsecutive vav, probably indicating an action (locking the door) that complements the preceding one (pushing her out the door).