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If David wanted Joab killed, why did he leave it to Solomon instead of doing it himself?

When men war side by side in life or death battle, a lifelong brotherhood is formed. That brotherhood can cover a multitude of sins; Uriah's murder, the census, even the ugly reality of taking life in ...
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How is Joab related to Amasa?

How is Joab related to Amasa? The topic "Amasa" in the Insight on the Scriptures lists Amasa as Joab's cousin: 1. Son of David’s sister or half sister Abigail and Jether (Ithra), and ...
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If David wanted Joab killed, why did he leave it to Solomon instead of doing it himself?

The absolute answers are only those that can be arrived at by a direct reference to the text. The only explicit reason given is in 1 kings 2:4, namely that Joab had killed two of David's captains ...
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If David wanted Joab killed, why did he leave it to Solomon instead of doing it himself?

From the testimony of Holy Scripture (2 Samuel 2:13 and 1 Chronicles 2:12-16, and others) it's apparent that David was Joab's uncle. Only speculating here, but perhaps David and Joab grew up together ...
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If David wanted Joab killed, why did he leave it to Solomon instead of doing it himself?

David didn’t kill Joab for the sole reason that he was Joab’s uncle. Joab was the son of David’s sister Zeruiah. This being the case, even if David wanted to kill Joab, he couldn’t because of his love ...
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In David's curse of Joab in 2 Samuel 3:29 what is intended by "takes hold of a distaff"?

It doesn't appear to be a euphemism. The word translated distaff here (Strong's Exhaustive Concordance) is from an unused root meaning to be round, hence a circuit, spindle or crutch. It appears 10 ...
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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)?

The two passages are not contradictory because Edom is not Moab. On the usual maps, Moab is east of the Dead Sea and Edom is south. Having said that, your observation that "they were still a ...
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Was Joab removed from his office after assassinating Abner?

Joab was never appointed to an office before his formal appointment following the capture of Jerusalem. before that time, various people were the defacto leaders of the army. Before David became ...
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Why did David fear Joab? 2 Sam 3:39

David commanded Joab to place Uriah at the front of the battle lines of Israel in order to have him die in the battle so as to hide David's sin with Uriah's wife, after he had tried to trick him into ...
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Was Joab guilty of Uriah's death in 2 Samuel 11:14-17?

nothing is said about the part Joab had played in this treacherous move Was Joab guilty of Uriah's death? Only if he knew the real reason behind David's intention; otherwise, he is as innocent as an ...
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Confused about David's army

I can't find much identification of Pelethites or Kerethites, however when I looked at 18:1 as you suggested, it speaks of "thousands" which tells me at least 2000. Thank you. However I'm ...
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Confused about David's army

The answer here is simpler than the previous question. Question 1 In 2 Sam 15:13-20 we have a record of who went with David when he escaped Jerusalem. See especially V18: and all his servants ...
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In David's curse of Joab in 2 Samuel 3:29 what is intended by "takes hold of a distaff"?

If you are looking for an interpretation that's loyal to the text and preserves the spindle translation as the true one (from your OP it is evident that you favor that one), then you have one in the ...
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