Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO SECOND SAMUEL 14\\

This chapter relates that Joab, perceiving David's inclination to bring
back Absalom, employed a wise woman of Tekoah to lay before him a
feigned case of hers, drawn up by Joab, whereby this point was gained
from the king, that murder might be dispensed with in her case,
\\#2Sa 14:1-20\\; which being applied to the case of Absalom, and the king
finding out that the hand of Joab was in this, sent for him, and
ordered him to bring Absalom again, though as yet he would not see his
face, \\#2Sa 14:21-24\\; and after some notice being taken of the beauty of
Absalom's person, particularly of his head of hair, and of the number
of his children, \\#2Sa 14:25-27\\; it is related, that after two full
years Absalom was uneasy that he might not see the king's face, and
sent for Joab, who refused to come to him, till he found means to
oblige him to it, who, with the king's leave, introduced him to him,
\\#2Sa 14:28-33\\.