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Now the three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab and Abishai and Asahel, and Asahel was as light of foot as one of the wild gazelles in the open field. Bible

“as light of foot as one of the wild gazelles.” Asahel was a fast, smooth runner who could run long distances. People like that were valuable in the ancient world, which had not telephone or other quick method of long-distance communication. They often became royal runners.


Commentary for: 2 Samuel 2:18