1 Chronicles 2:17

1 Chronicles 2:17

And Abigail bare Amasa
Who was Absalom's general, afterwards reconciled to David, and designed to be made general of his army, but was slain by Joab, see ( 2 Samuel 17:25 ) ( 19:13 ) ( 20:10 ) ,

and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite;
he is called an Israelite, ( 2 Samuel 17:25 ) , and so in the Targum here, he being either a proselyte, or else he was an Israelite by birth, but called an Ishmaelite, because he had dwelt among the Ishmaelites some time, as Obededom is called the Gittite for the like reason; so Jarchi and Kimchi interpret it.

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