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Saul’s son had two men who were captains of raiding bands; the name of the one was Baanah and the name of the other Rechab, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite of the children of Benjamin (for Beeroth also is reckoned to Benjamin, Bible

“captains of raiding bands.” It is possible that these two men got to be leaders because they were from the tribe of Benjamin, the tribe of Saul and Ish-bosheth. Because they were from Benjamin they should have been expected to have been especially loyal to the house of Saul, but obviously they were not.

These men were part of the people of Benjamin who moved into Beeroth, which was originally a Gibeonite city (Josh. 9:17), but most of the Gibeonites moved out as 2 Samuel 4:3 says.


Commentary for: 2 Samuel 4:2