But Abner the son of Ner, commander of Saul’s army, had taken Ish-bosheth the son of Saul and brought him over the Jordan to Mahanaim, Bible

“Ish-bosheth.” This is the same person as Esh-baal, see commentary on 1 Chronicles 8:33.

“brought him over the Jordan to Mahanaim.” The location of Mahanaim is still debated, but it is agreed that it is east of the Jordan River and likely near the Jabbok River.

Commentary for: 2 Samuel 2:8