1:2 On the third day a man arrived from the camp of Saul with his clothes torn and dirt on his head. 1 When he approached David, the man 2 threw himself to the ground. 3
2 Samuel 15:32Context
15:32 When David reached the summit, where he used to worship God, Hushai the Arkite met him with his clothes torn and dirt on his head.
1 sn Tearing one’s clothing and throwing dirt on one’s head were outward expressions of grief in the ancient Near East, where such demonstrable reactions were a common response to tragic news.
3 tn Heb “he fell to the ground and did obeisance.”