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  • Victor on 2 Samuel 20 - 2 years ago
    why did Joab kill Amasa?
  • Chris - In Reply on 2 Samuel 20 - 2 years ago
    Hi Victor. I believe that it was jealousy & then revenge that caused Joab to kill Amasa. If you read 2 Samuel 17:25, you'll see that Amasa was made "captain of the host instead of Joab" by Absalom. Then 2 Samuel 19:13, King David confirmed Amasa's position "continually in the room of Joab". So, as soon as Joab got the chance, he took Amasa by surprise as Amasa didn't expect Joab to be approaching him with an evil intent & was murdered in cold blood (Joab was part of Abishai's army). Thus Joab's revenge for not being made captain of the host was fulfilled.
  • T. Levis - In Reply on 2 Samuel 20 - 2 years ago
    Joab serving King David : 2 Samuel 11:14-25, in context: 2 Samuel 11, 2 Samuel 14, 2 Samuel 24:4,8,9,10,11,12,13, 1 Chronicles 21:4-5,

    1 Chronicles 26:27-28, 1 Chronicles 27:24,

    Joab going outside of King David's orders, but for the good of David & Israel? 2 Samuel 18, 2 Samuel 19:1-8, 2 Samuel 24:1-3,

    1 Chronicles 21:3, 1 Chronicles 21:6,

    As Chris stated revenge, Joab had went after before: 1 Chronicles 11:6-8, 1 Chronicles 11:20, 2 Samuel 3:24-28, 2 Samuel 3:30,

    1 Kings 1,

    1 Kings 2:5-6, 1 Kings 2:22, 28-34,

    Hopefully this is useful in your study



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