3:1 However, the war was prolonged between the house of Saul and the house of David. David was becoming steadily stronger, while the house of Saul was becoming increasingly weaker.
2 Samuel 15:12Context
15:12 While he was offering sacrifices, Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s adviser, 1 to come from his city, Giloh. 2 The conspiracy was gaining momentum, and the people were starting to side with Absalom.
1 tn Traditionally, “counselor,” but this term is more often associated with psychological counseling today, so “adviser” was used in the translation instead.
2 tn Heb “Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, the adviser of David, from his city, from Giloh, while he was sacrificing.” It is not entirely clear who (Absalom or Ahithophel) was offering the sacrifices.