2 Samuel 14:2

Overview - 2 Samuel 14
Joab, suborning a widow of Tekoah by a parable to incline the king's heart to fetch home Absalom, brings him to Jerusalem.
25 Absalom's beauty, hair, and children.
28 After two years, Absalom is brought into the king's presence by Joab.
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2 Samuel 14:2  (King James Version)
And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead:
 


to Tekoah
Tekoah was a city of Judah, situated, according to Eusebius and Jerome, twelve miles south of Jerusalem. Josephus says it was not far from the castle of Herodium; and Jerome (Prologue to Amos) says it stood on a hill six miles south from Bethlehem
Dr. Poccocke places it at the same distance; and says there are still considerable ruins on the top of a hill, which is about half a mile long and a furlong broad.
2 Chronicles 11:6 ; 20:20 Nehemiah 3:5 Nehemiah 3:27 ; Jeremiah 6:1 ; Amos 1:1

Tekoa
mourning.
11:26 Ruth 3:3 ; Psalms 104:15 ; Ecclesiastes 9:8 ; Matthew 6:17
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