2 Samuel 18:18

Overview - 2 Samuel 18
David viewing the armies in their march gives them charge of Absalom.
The Israelites are sorely smitten in the wood of Ephraim.
Absalom, hanging in an oak is slain by Joab, and cast into a pit.
18 Absalom's place.
19 Ahimaaz and Cushi bring tidings to David.
33 David mourns for Absalom.
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2 Samuel 18:18  (King James Version)
Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in the king's dale: for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place.
 


reared up
1 Samuel 15:12

the king's
Genesis 14:17

I have no son
14:27 Job 18:16 Job 18:17 ; Psalms 109:13 ; Jeremiah 22:30

he called
Genesis 11:4 ; 1 Samuel 15:12 ; Psalms 49:11 ; Daniel 4:30

Absalom's place
Josephus says there was in his time, about two furlongs from Jerusalem, a marble pillar called Absalom's hand, as it is in the Hebrew, (See note on 1 ; Sa 15:12 and there is one shown to the present day, in the valley of Jehoshaphat, which, though comparatively a modern structure, probably occupies the site of the original one set up by Absalom.
Genesis 11:9 ; Acts 1:18 Acts 1:19
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