Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO SECOND SAMUEL 3\\

This chapter begins with the continuation of the war between the house
of Saul and the house of David, \\#2Sa 3:1\\; and gives an account of the
wives of David, and his sons by them, \\#2Sa 3:2-5\\; of a quarrel between
Ishbosheth and Abner, \\#2Sa 3:6-11\\; and of Abner's proposal to make a
league with David; but David would not see his face unless Michal his
wife was returned to him, who was accordingly, \\#2Sa 3:12-16\\; and of the
interest Abner made with the elders of Israel in favour of David, which
he reported to him, and promised to make more, \\#2Sa 3:17-21\\; but Joab
returning from a pursuit, and with great spoil, just as Abner departed,
and hearing of it, chided David for letting him go, and privately sent
for him back, and treacherously murdered him, \\#2Sa 3:22-27\\; from which
murder David cleared himself and his kingdom, and for it made dreadful
imprecations on Joab and his family, \\#2Sa 3:28-30\\; and buried Abner
with great lamentation, expressing much concern for his death, and the
high opinion he had of him, \\#2Sa 3:31-39\\.