2 Samuel 8:8

8 And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.

2 Samuel 8:8 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 8:8

And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer
Which, in ( 1 Chronicles 18:8 ) , are called Tibhath and Chun, they having different names; or their names might be changed upon this conquest of them, and the one might be the names they went by with the Syrians, and the other the Israelites called them by; the latter is the same with Berothah in ( Ezekiel 47:16 ) ; and the Barathena of Ptolemy F19, placed by him near Mesopotamia; in the Arabic version of ( 1 Chronicles 18:8 ) , they are called Emesa and Baalbec, the former was a city of Coele-Syria, the latter was at the foot of Mount Lebanon; (See Gill on Amos 1:5);

King David took exceeding much brass;
whereby he was furnished and able to give the large quantity he did for the service of the temple, ( 1 Chronicles 29:7 ) . The Septuagint version adds here what is expressed in ( 1 Chronicles 18:8 ) ,

``wherewith Solomon made the brazen sea, and the pillars, and the layers, and all the vessels.''


FOOTNOTES:

F19 Geograph. l. 5. c. 19.

2 Samuel 8:8 In-Context

6 Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought gifts. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
7 And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
8 And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.
9 When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer,
10 Then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass: