It came to pass in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel, and they destroyed the children of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed at Jerusalem. Bible

“in the spring of the year.” The Hebrew reads, “at the return of the year,” a reference to springtime.

“Rabbah.” The capital city of Ammon, now much bigger and renamed Amman.

Commentary for: 2 Samuel 11:1