And David sent to Joab
Who was with the army besieging Rabbah, which, according to Bunting F11, was sixty four miles from Jerusalem:
[saying], send me Uriah the Hittite;
the scheme David had contrived in his mind was to get Uriah home to his wife for a few days, that it might be thought the child she had conceived was his, whereby the sin of David, and her own, might be concealed:
and Joab sent Uriah to David;
not knowing his business, and besides it was his duty to obey his command.