1 Chronicles 19

David's messengers are embarrassed; war breaks out; David conquerors

This chapter is nearly a copy of 2nd Samuel 10  Go.
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.And when the children of Ammon saw that they had made themselves odious to David, Hanun and the children of Ammon sent a thousand talents of silver to hire them chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of Syriamaachah, and out of Zobah. 6 - Chariots Hiring troups was common paractice. The king of Syria was happy to provide them hoping that Israel would be stopped or removed. 2ki0706, 2ch2506.
.7 So they hired thirty and two thousand chariots, and the king of Maachah and his people; who came and pitched before Medeba. And the children of Ammon gathered themselves together from their cities, and came to battle.  7 - Medeba "A town east of the Jordan in the tribe of Reuben [east of the Dead Sea], Jos 13:9,16. See map. Near it the army of David gained a great victory .... Long afterwards, it fell again into the hands of the Moabites its ancient masters, Nu 21:30; Isa 15:2.  Its ruins, on rising ground a few miles southeast of Heshbon, still retain the old name." (ATS Dict.)
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