25 Absalom had put Amasa in charge of the army instead of Joab. Amasa was the son of a man named Ithra, an Ishmaelite who had married Abigail, who was Nahash's daughter and the sister of Zeruiah, Joab's mother.

References for 2 Samuel 17:25

    • d 17:25 - LXXA and 1 Chron 2:17; MT <i>an Israelite</i>; LXXM<i>a Jezreelite</i>