Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

2 Samuel 2:9

Context
NETBible

He appointed him king over Gilead, the Geshurites, 1  Jezreel, Ephraim, Benjamin, and all Israel.

XREF

Ge 30:13; Nu 1:40; Nu 32:1-42; Jos 13:8-11; Jos 19:18; Ps 108:8

NET © Notes

tc The MT here reads “the Ashurite,” but this is problematic if it is taken to mean “the Assyrian.” Ish-bosheth’s kingdom obviously was not of such proportions as to extend to Assyria. The Syriac Peshitta renders the word as “the Geshurite,” while the Targum has “of the house of Ashur.” We should probably emend the Hebrew text to read “the Geshurite.” The Geshurites lived in the northeastern part of the land of Palestine.



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