And when David had come to Mahanaim, Shobi the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and Machir the son of Ammiel of Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite of Rogelim, Bible

“And when David had come to Mahanaim.” David was driven out of Jerusalem but was well received in the Transjordan, and in a similar way the Jews of Jerusalem rejected Christ but accepted him in the Transjordan, where, for example, the feeding of the 5,000 occurred (John 10:40-42).

Commentary for: 2 Samuel 17:27