Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO SECOND SAMUEL 18\\

In this chapter is an account of David's review of his army, preparing
it for battle with Absalom, and those with him, \\#2Sa 18:1-5\\; and of the
defeat and flight of the rebels, \\#2Sa 18:6-8\\; and of the death of
Absalom, and the manner of it, and of his burial, \\#2Sa 18:9-18\\; and of
the news of it brought to David by different persons, \\#2Sa 18:19-32\\;
and of his great grief and sorrow on that account, \\#2Sa 18:33\\.