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1 Chronicles 20:1 NLT

1 In the spring of the year, when kings normally go out to war, Joab led the Israelite army in successful attacks against the land of the Ammonites. In the process he laid siege to the city of Rabbah, attacking and destroying it. However, David stayed behind in Jerusalem.

References for 1 Chronicles 20:1

    • a 20:1 - Hebrew At the turn of the year. The first day of the year in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in March or April.

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      • a 20:1 - Hebrew At the turn of the year. The first day of the year in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in March or April.
      • b 20:2 - Or from the head of Milcom (as in Greek version and Latin Vulgate). Milcom, also called Molech, was the god of the Ammonites.
      • c 20:2 - Hebrew 1 talent [34 kilograms].
      • d 20:3 - As in parallel text at 2 Sam 12:31 ; Hebrew reads and cut them with saws, iron picks, and saws.
      • e 20:4 - As in parallel text at 2 Sam 21:18 ; Hebrew reads Sippai.
      • f 20:4 - Hebrew descendant of the Rephaites; also in 20:6, 8 .