2 Samuel 8:1

Overview - 2 Samuel 8
David subdues the Philistines and the Moabites.
He smites Hadadezer, and the Syrians.
Toi sends Joram with presents to bless him.
11 The presents and the spoil David dedicates to God.
14 He puts garrisons in Edom.
16 David's officers.
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2 Samuel 8:1  (King James Version)
And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took Methegammah out of the hand of the Philistines.

M. 2964. B.C. 1040. An. Ex. Is. 451. And after.
7:9 21:15-22

or, the bridle of Ammah.
2:24 1 Chronicles 18:1-17

In the parallel passage of Chronicles, we read, "David took Gath and her towns;" and it is probable, that Gath and its districts were called Metheg-ammah in David's time; which, being unusual or becoming obsolete, in the time of the author of the Chronicles, led him thus to explain it.