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2 Samuel 20:1

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Sheba’s Rebellion

20:1 Now a wicked man 1  named Sheba son of Bicri, a Benjaminite, 2  happened to be there. He blew the trumpet 3  and said,

“We have no share in David;

we have no inheritance in this son of Jesse!

Every man go home, 4  O Israel!”

1 tn Heb “a man of worthlessness.”

2 tn The expression used here יְמִינִי (yÿmini) is a short form of the more common “Benjamin.” It appears elsewhere in 1 Sam 9:4 and Esth 2:5. Cf. 1 Sam 9:1.

3 tn Heb “the shophar” (the ram’s horn trumpet). So also v. 22.

4 tc The MT reads לְאֹהָלָיו (lÿohalav, “to his tents”). For a similar idiom, see 19:9. An ancient scribal tradition understands the reading to be לְאלֹהָיו (lelohav, “to his gods”). The word is a tiqqun sopherim, and the scribes indicate that they changed the word from “gods” to “tents” so as to soften its theological implications. In a consonantal Hebrew text the change involved only the metathesis of two letters.



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