1 Chronicles 20

Rabbah defeated by Joab 1
Philistine Giants 4
This chapter is similar to some of 2sa11.
 1 ¶ And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.   1 - After the year was expired Or "when the year returned." Springtime had begun and the winter rains had subsided making it easier for armies to travel and find food.
  1 - Battle Uriah was killed in this battle.
 2  And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious stones in it; and it was set upon David's head: and he brought also exceeding much spoil out of the city.
 3  And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
  2 - Crown ... talent of gold This would likely have been 66 pounds (30 kg.) requiring a special arrangement for its use.
  3 - Cut them By changing one Hebrew letter the term reads "put them under." In this case it would mean that David had made them slaves using tools mentioned in this verse. See 2sa1231.
.4 ¶ And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued.
 5  And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam.
  5 - War again See 2sa2119, 2ch2001.
  5 - Jair Or "Jaare-oregim." 2sa2119.
  5 - Goliath The one slain by the young David. 1sa1704. See v6 which describes Gath.
.6  And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot: and he also was the son of the giant.
 7  But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother slew him.
 8  These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
  6 - Fingers and toes Extra fingers and toes often appear today. They are simply removed before the baby is sent home. The extras probably would not function.
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