|Overview - 2 Samuel 2|
|1||David, by God's direction, with his company goes up to Hebron, where he is made king of Judah.|
|5||He commends them of Jabesh-gilead for their kindness to Saul.|
|8||Abner makes Ishbosheth king of Israel.|
|12||A mortal skirmish between twelve of Abner's and twelve of Joab's men.|
|18||Asahel is slain.|
|25||At Abner's motion, Joab sounds a retreat.|
2 Samuel 2:31 (King James Version)
But the servants of David had smitten of Benjamin, and of Abner's men, so that three hundred and threescore men died.
- three hundred
- The slain of Israel, though greatly exceeding those of Judah, were not great. This might be owing to the directions given by David, to be as lenient as possible; but the death of Asahel seems to have stopped the pursuers, and greatly favoured the escape of the vanquished.
- 3:1 1 Kings 20:11