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I am among those who are peaceable and faithful in Israel. You seek to destroy a city and a mother in Israel. Why will you swallow up the inheritance of Yahweh?” Bible

“mother.” Here in 2 Samuel 20:19, the “mother” is a city that is strong and usually well-fortified and supports the smaller villages and towns around it, which are sometimes referred to as “daughters” (see commentary on Josh. 15:45). In this case, the city of Abel was a “mother” in Israel.


Commentary for: 2 Samuel 20:19