2 Samuel 3:32

2 Samuel 3:32

And they buried Abner in Hebron
According to the Jewish account of places of burial F19, he was buried in the midst of the city, though burying places were generally without; and so Fuller F20 places this in his map; whether the cave of Machpelah, which was near Hebron, was now used for a burying place, is not certain:

and the king lifted up his voice and wept at the grave of Abner;
made a great outcry, a loud lamentation, so as to be heard by all the people; and which no doubt was real and hearty, and not done merely with political views:

and all the people wept;
through concern for the death of Abner, especially on account of the manner in which it was, and in imitation of the king, and being affected with his tears and cries.


F19 Cippi Heb. p. 8.
F20 Pisgah-Sight in the Map of Judah.