|Overview - 2 Samuel 20|
|1||By occasion of the quarrel, Sheba makes a party in Israel.|
|3||David's ten concubines are put in confinement for life.|
|4||Amasa, made captain over Judah, is slain by Joab.|
|14||Joab pursues Sheba unto Abel.|
|16||A wise woman saves the city by Sheba's head.|
2 Samuel 20:14 (King James Version)
And he went through all the tribes of Israel unto Abel, and to Bethmaachah, and all the Berites: and they were gathered together, and went also after him.
- Or rather, probably, Abel of Beth-Maachah, as in the next verse. It appears, from Joab having marched "through all the tribes of Israel," to have been situated in the northern confines of the land of Israel, and in the half tribe of Manasseh, east of Jordan, as that was the situation of Maachah, to which it belonged. This agrees with the situation of the Abela which Eusebius and Jerome place between Paneas, or Csarea Philippi, and Damascus. Josephus says it was a fortified city, and a metropolis of the Israelites; and also that it belonged to the ten tribes, having been taken from the king of Damascus.
- 1 Kings 15:20 ; 2 Kings 15:29 ; 2 Chronicles 16:4
- Joshua 18:25