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2 Samuel 13 Summary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Ch. 2Sa 13:1-22. Amnon’s shameful outrage

This chapter relates how the doom pronounced on David’s house began to receive its fulfilment (1) by Amnon’s shameful outrage on Tamar, (2) by Absalom’s murder of Amnon in revenge for that outrage.

The events here related probably occurred soon after David’s marriage with Bath-sheba. See Introd. ch. IV. p. 26.

Dean Stanley points out how “the story, revolting as it is, has the interest of revealing to us the interior of the royal household beyond that of any other incident of those times. (1) The establishments of the princes. (2) The simplicity of the royal employments. (3) The dress of the princesses. (4) The relation of the king to the princesses and to the law.” Smith’s Dict. of the Bible, iii. 1433.

Consult other comments:

2 Samuel 13:0 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

2 Samuel 13:0 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

2 Samuel 13:0 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

2 Samuel 13:0 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

2 Samuel 13:0 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 13:0 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

2 Samuel 13:0 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

2 Samuel 13:0 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

2 Samuel 13:0 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges