Matthew Poole's English Annotations
on the Holy Bible
1 Chronicles 19
1 CHRONICLES CHAPTER 19
David’s messengers to Hanun are villanously entreated, 1 Chronicles 19:1-5. The Ammonites and Syrians are overcome by Joab and Abishai, 1 Chronicles 19:6-15; by David himself, 1 Chronicles 19:16-19.
Of all the contents of this chapter, see the notes on 2Sa 10, where we have the same things, and almost the very same words.
Thirty and two thousand chariots, i. e. thirty-two thousand men fighting from or with chariots, as that word is elsewhere used; of which see my notes on 1 Samuel 13:5. And this interpretation seems the more probable by comparing this place with 2 Samuel 10:6, where this army is said to consist of twenty thousand footmen, and twelve thousand men of Ish-tob; which make up these thirty-two thousand men, who fought partly from chariots, and partly on foot with chariots, or attending upon the chariots, as the ancient manner of fighting was. And here, 1 Chronicles 19:6, this army is made up of chariots and horsemen; where, except the chariots be understood of footmen, there were no footmen in the army, which is unusual and incredible.
How this agrees with 2 Samuel 10:18, see in the notes on that place.
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