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2 Samuel 5:18

18 Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim;

Read 2 Samuel 5:18 Using Other Translations

The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim.
The Philistines arrived and spread out across the valley of Rephaim.

What does 2 Samuel 5:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 5:18

The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley
of Rephaim.
] Or "of the giants", as ( Joshua 15:8 ) ; which lay to the west of Jerusalem; of which, (See Gill on Joshua 15:8); the Philistines spreading themselves in it, shows that they were very numerous.

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