sparing the people

(a burden). + Son of Ithra, or Jether, by Abigail, David’s sister. (2 Samuel 17:25) He joined in Absalom’s rebellion, B.C. 1023, was appointed commander-in-chief and suffered defeat by Joab. (2 Samuel 18:6) David, incensed against Joab for killing Absalom, forgave Amasa and appointed him Joab’s successor. (2 Samuel 19:13) Joab afterwards, when they were […]

-1. Nephew of David 2Sa 17:25; 1Ch 2:17 .Joins Absalom 2Sa 17:25 .Returns to David, and is made captain of the host 2Sa 19:13 .Sam 2Sa 20:8-12; 1Ki 2:5,32 -2. Son of Hadlai 2Ch 28:12

Burden. (1.) The son of Abigail, a sister of king David (1 Chr. 2:17; 2 Sam. 17:25). He was appointed by David to command the army in room of his cousin Joab (2 Sam. 19:13), who afterwards treacherously put him to death as a dangerous rival (2 Sam. 20:4-12). (2.) A son of Hadlai, and […]