1 Kings 2:34

34 So Benaiah son of Jehoiada went up and struck down Joab and killed him, and he was buried at his home out in the country.

Read 1 Kings 2:34 Using Other Translations

So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up, and fell upon him, and slew him: and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.
Then Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up and struck him down and put him to death. And he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.
So Benaiah son of Jehoiada returned to the sacred tent and killed Joab, and he was buried at his home in the wilderness.

What does 1 Kings 2:34 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 2:34

So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up
To Gibeon, which was a great high place, ( 1 Kings 3:4 ) ;

and fell upon him, and slew him;
at the altar; or, dragging him from it at some distance, drew his sword and slew him:

and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness;
not in his dwelling house strictly taken, but in a garden or field adjoining to it, which house in the wilderness; not a waste place uninhabited; for, as Kimchi observes, this word sometimes signifies a place uninhabited, though not tilled, but left for pasture of cattle; and in such a place might Joab's house be, at least his country house, where he might have a farm, and fields, and cattle, as it is plain he had, ( 2 Samuel 14:30 ) .

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