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1Ch 20:1

“David stayed at Jerusalem." This is when the event of David committing adultery with Bathsheba occurred (2 Sam. 11, 12).

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1Ch 20:2

“David took the crown of their king from his head.” This record is also in 2 Samuel 12:30.

“a talent of gold.” Although the word “talent” was used in different cultures, the weight differed. An Israelite talent was 75 pounds, whereas a Babylonian talent was 66 pounds. Thus, this crown was 75 pounds. Although this seems too much for a head, there are actual statues from ancient Ammon that show men wearing huge crowns, although they would not have worn them very long.

“a precious stone.” The Hebrew text could also be understood as a collective singular for “precious stones.”

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1Ch 20:3

“all the people.” That is, all the army and the workers who supported and supplied it.

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1Ch 20:4

“the Rephaites.” The Rephaites were Nephilim, the “Fallen Ones.” [For more on the Nephilim, see commentary on Gen. 6:4].

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1Ch 20:5

“Goliath the Gittite.” Goliath was from the Philistine city of Gath (1 Sam. 17:4, 23) and the inhabitants of the Philistine city of Gath were referred to as “Gittites” (see commentary on Josh. 13:3).

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1Ch 20:6

“Rapha.” Rapha was one of the Nephilim, the “Fallen Ones.” [For more on the Nephilim and the connection between them and Rapha, see commentary on Gen. 6:4].

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1Ch 20:8

“Rapha.” Rapha was one of the Nephilim, the “Fallen Ones.” His descendants were referred to as “Rephaim.” The Hebrew text has “the Rapha,” which is unusual and has prompted some translators to say “the Rephaim.” [For more on the Nephilim and the connection between them and Rapha, see commentary on Gen. 6:4].

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