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2 Samuel 12:26

26 Meanwhile Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal citadel.

Read 2 Samuel 12:26 Using Other Translations

And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.
Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and took the royal city.
Meanwhile, Joab was fighting against Rabbah, the capital of Ammon, and he captured the royal fortifications.

What does 2 Samuel 12:26 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 12:26

And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon
Of his being sent against it, and of his besieging it, we read in ( 2 Samuel 11:1 ) ; but it can hardly be thought that he had been so long besieging it, as that David had two children by Bathsheba; but the account of the finishing of it is placed here, that the story concerning Bathsheba might lie together without any interruption:

and took the royal city;
or that part of it in which the king's palace was, and which, as Abarbinel observes, was without the city, as the palaces of kings now usually are.

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