The Roles and how
they struggle Between
Saul Houses To Be In
The roles of authority Abner the son of Ner had been the general of Sauls army. He took Sauls son Ishbosheth across the Jordan River to Mahanaim and made him king of Israel, including the areas of Gilead, Asher, Jezreel, Ephraim, and Benjamin Ishbosheth was forty years old at the time, and he ruled for two years.
But the tribe of Judah made David their king
he ruled from Hebron for seven and a half years.One day, Abner and the soldiers of Ishbosheth left Mahanaim and went to Gibeon. Meanwhile, Joab the son of Zeruiah was leading Davids soldiers, and the two groups met at the pool in Gibeon. Abner and his men sat down on one side of the pool, while Joab and his men sat on the other side. The roles
Abner yelled to Joab, "Lets
have some of our best soldiers get up and fight each other!"Joab agreed, and twelve of Ishbosheths men from the tribe of Benjamin got up to fight twelve of Davids men. They grabbed each other by the hair and stabbed each other in the side with their daggers.
They all died right there! Thats why the place in Gibeon is called "
Field of Daggers."
everyone started fighting. Both sides fought very hard, but Davids soldiers defeated Abner and the soldiers of Israel. Zeruiahs three sons were there: Joab, Abishai, and Asahel. Asahel could run as fast as a deer in an open field, and he ran straight after Abner, without looking to the right or to the left.
When Abner turned and saw him, he said,
"Is that you, Asahel?"Asahel answered,"Yes it is."Abner said, "There are soldiers all around. Stop chasing me and fight one of them! Kill him and take his clothes and weapons for yourself."But Asahel refused to stop.Abner said,
"If you dont turn back, Ill have to kill you! Then I could never face your brother Joab again." The roles.
But Asahel would not turn back, so Abner struck him in the stomach with the back end of his spear. The spear went all the way through and came out of his back. Asahel fell down and died. Everyone who saw Asahel lying dead just stopped and stood still. The role.
But Joab and Abishai went after Abner. Finally, about sunset, they came to the hill of Ammah, not far from Giah on the road to Gibeon Desert. Abner brought the men of Benjamin together in one group on top of a hill, and they got ready to fight.
Abner shouted to Joab, "Arent we ever going to stop killing each other? Dont you know that the longer we keep on doing this, the worse its going to be when its all over? When are you going to order your men to stop chasing their own relatives?" Joab shouted back,
"I swear by the living God, if you hadnt spoken, my men
would have chased their relatives all night!" Joab took his trumpet and blew the signal for his soldiers to stop chasing the soldiers of Israel. Right away, the fighting stopped.
Abner and his troops marched through the Jordan River valley all that night. Then they crossed the river and marched all morning until they arrived back at Mahanaim. The roles.
As soon as Joab stopped chasing Abner, he got Davids troops together and counted them. There were nineteen missing besides Asahel. But Davids soldiers had killed 360 of Abners men from the tribe of Benjamin. Joab and his troops carried Asahels body to Bethlehem and buried him in the family burial place. Then they marched all night and reached Hebron before sunrise. 2 Samuel 2:8-32
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