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2 Samuel 6:2

Context
6:2 David and all the men who were with him traveled 1  to 2  Baalah 3  in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God which is called by the name 4  of the Lord of hosts, who sits enthroned between the cherubim that are on it.

2 Samuel 6:17

Context
6:17 They brought the ark of the Lord and put it in its place 5  in the middle of the tent that David had pitched for it. Then David offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before the Lord.

1 tn Heb “arose and went.”

2 tn Heb “from,” but the following context indicates they traveled to this location.

3 tn This is another name for Kiriath-jearim (see 1 Chr 13:6).

4 tc The MT has here a double reference to the name (שֵׁם שֵׁם, shem shem). Many medieval Hebrew mss in the first occurrence point the word differently and read the adverb שָׁם (sham, “there”). This is also the understanding of the Syriac Peshitta (Syr., taman). While this yields an acceptable understanding to the text, it is more likely that the MT dittographic here. The present translation therefore reads שֵׁם only once.

5 tc The Syriac Peshitta lacks “in its place.”



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