And it came to pass, when David was come to
When he first came thither, ( 2 Samuel 17:24 ) ;
that Shobi the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children of
who was either the son, or rather the brother of Hanun king of the Ammonites, that used David's ambassadors in so shameful a manner, whom David overcame and deposed, and set up this brother in his room; who had showed his dislike of his brother's conduct, and now makes a grateful return to David for his favours; though some say this was Hanun himself, as Jarchi, now become a proselyte, which is not so likely; others take this man to be an Israelite that continued in Rabbah, the metropolis of the Ammonites, after it was taken by David:
and Machir the son of Ammiel of Lodebar;
the same that brought up Mephibosheth, from whom David received him and took him off of his hands, for which now he requited him, see ( 2 Samuel 9:5 ) ;
and Barzillai the Gileadite of Rogelim;
a place that lay under the hills of Gilead F25; it had its name from the "fullers" who dwelt here for the convenience of fountains of water to wash their clothes in.