When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside at the gate as if to speak privately with him. Joab then stabbed him 1 in the abdomen and killed him, avenging the shed blood of his brother Asahel. 2
All these men were warriors who were ready to march. 1 They came to Hebron to make David king over all Israel by acclamation; 2 all the rest of the Israelites also were in agreement that David should become king. 3
So the five Amorite kings (the kings of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish, and Eglon) and all their troops gathered together and advanced. They deployed their troops and fought against Gibeon. 1
Now David’s soldiers 1 and Joab were coming back from a raid, bringing a great deal of plunder with them. Abner was no longer with David in Hebron, for David 2 had sent him away and he had left in peace.
They 1 captured it, its king, and all its surrounding cities and put the sword to them. They annihilated everyone who lived there; they 2 left no survivors. They 3 did to Debir and its king what they 4 had done to Libnah and its king and to Hebron. 5
Samson spent half the night with the prostitute; then he got up in the middle of the night and left. 1 He grabbed the doors of the city gate, as well as the two posts, and pulled them right off, bar and all. 2 He put them on his shoulders and carried them up to the top of a hill east of Hebron. 3
They brought the head of Ish-bosheth to David in Hebron, saying to the king, “Look! The head of Ish-bosheth son of Saul, your enemy who sought your life! The Lord has granted vengeance to my lord the king this day against 1 Saul and his descendants!”
As for the Amramites, Izharites, Hebronites, and Uzzielites:
Caleb drove out 1 from there three Anakites – Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai, descendants of Anak.
As for the Hebronites: Jeriah was the leader of the Hebronites according to the genealogical records. In the fortieth year of David’s reign, they examined the records and discovered 1 there were highly respected men in Jazer in Gilead.
From Kohath came the family of the Amramites, the family of the Izharites, the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites; these were the families of the Kohathites. 1
So David went up, along with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelite and Abigail, formerly the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
As for the settlements with their fields, some of the people of Judah settled in Kiriath Arba and its neighboring villages, 1 in Dibon and its villages, in Jekabzeel and its settlements,
So Abraham secured 1 Ephron’s field in Machpelah, next to Mamre, including the field, the cave that was in it, and all the trees that were in the field and all around its border,
Joab son of Zeruiah and the servants of David also went out and confronted them at the pool of Gibeon. One group stationed themselves on one side of the pool, and the other group on the other side of the pool.
As for the Hebronites: Hashabiah and his relatives, 1,700 respected men, were assigned responsibilities in Israel west of the Jordan; they did the Lord’s work and the king’s service.