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Joab is a relation of King David documented in the texts of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles

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Did David and Joab Kill 'Every Male in Moab' (1 Kgs. 11:15) or Every Other Male (2 Samuel 8:2)?

We are told in 2 Samuel 8:2 that: David... defeated Moab and measured them with a line. Making them lie down on the ground, he measured two lengths of line for death, and a full length for life. Thus ...
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Was Joab removed from his office after assassinating Abner?

2 Samuel 2 has Joab as the commander of David's army during David's 7-year reign at Hebron. 1 Chronicles 11 is about the conquest of the city of Jerusalem, at the beginning of the United Kingdom of ...
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How is Joab related to Amasa?

I’m having a hard time distinguishing this from the text. It’s clear that Amasa’s parents are Jithra and Abigail. It gets confusing to me after that. “And Absalom made Amasa captain of the army ...
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Was Joab guilty of Uriah's death in 2 Samuel 11:14-17?

2 Samuel 11:14-17 ESV In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 15 In the letter he wrote, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back ...
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Why was Joab concerned about taking a census

I’ve read many commentaries on 2 Samuel 24:3 that debate several reasons why the census was sinful but none of them address Joab’s reason for asking. Joab was a gifted military commander and loyal to ...
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Confused about David's army

2 Sam 17:25 says "Absalom had appointed Amasa over the army in place of Joab." Why wouldn't David have taken that army with him when he fled Absalom and why would they immediately submit to ...
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In David's curse of Joab in 2 Samuel 3:29 what is intended by "takes hold of a distaff"?

2 Sam 3:29 NASB "May it fall (whirl) on the head of Joab and on all his father’s house; and may there not fail from the house of Joab one who has a discharge, or who is a leper, or who takes hold ...
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Why did David fear Joab? 2 Sam 3:39

David is a great warrior(no doubt), at a very young age, He killed Goliath, killed a bear and he he generally considered fearless. But, while going through the Bible, I discovered David feared Joab ...
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If David wanted Joab killed, why did he leave it to Solomon instead of doing it himself?

Closely related: Why did David advise Solomon to kill Joab? The linked question asks why David advised Solomon to kill Joab. I would like to ask a follow-up question: if David wanted Joab killed, why ...
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Was Joab making a threat or a prediction in 2 Samuel 19:7?

1Joab was told, “The king is weeping and mourning for Absalom.” 2And for the whole army the victory that day was turned into mourning, because on that day the troops heard it said, “The king is ...
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