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2 Samuel 13:8

8 So Tamar went to the house of her brother Amnon, who was lying down. She took some dough, kneaded it, made the bread in his sight and baked it.

Read 2 Samuel 13:8 Using Other Translations

So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house; and he was laid down. And she took flour, and kneaded it, and made cakes in his sight, and did bake the cakes.
So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house, where he was lying down. And she took dough and kneaded it and made cakes in his sight and baked the cakes.
When Tamar arrived at Amnon’s house, she went to the place where he was lying down so he could watch her mix some dough. Then she baked his favorite dish for him.

What does 2 Samuel 13:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 13:8

So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house
In obedience to the king's commands, and in affection to her brother, with an innocent breast, having no suspicion of any design upon her chastity:

(and he was laid down);
upon a couch or bed in his chamber, as being sick as was pretended, into which she was introduced:

and she took flour, and kneaded [it];
made it into a paste:

and made cakes in his sight;
a kind of fritters of them, as in the Talmud F25:

and did bake the cakes:
or fried them in a frying pan, in oil.


FOOTNOTES:

F25 T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 21. 1.
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