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Meanwhile Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal citadel.
King James Bible
And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.
American Standard Version
Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.
Young's Literal Translation
And Joab fighteth against Rabbah of the Bene-Ammon, and captureth the royal city,
2 Samuel 12:26 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And took the royal city - How can this be, when Joab sent to David to come to take the city, in consequence of which David did come and take that city? The explanation seems to be this: Rabbah was composed of a city and citadel; the former, in which was the king's residence, Joab had taken, and supposed he could soon render himself master of the latter, and therefore sends to David to come and take it, lest, he taking the whole, the city should be called after his name.
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Rabbah. Rabbah, or Rabbath-Ammon, also called Philadelphia, from Ptolemy Philadelphus, king of Egypt, was situated east of Jordan, and, according to Eusebius, ten miles east from jazer. It is sometimes mentioned as belonging to Arabia, sometimes to Coelo-Syria; and was one of the cities of the Decapolis east of Jordan. Josephus extends the region of Perea as far as Philadelphia. It is now, says Burchhardt, called Amman, distant about
19 miles to the S.E. by E. of Szalt, and lies along the banks of a river called Moiet Amman, which has its source in a pond, at a few hundred paces from the south-western end of the town, and empties itself in the Zerka, or Jabbok, about four hours to the northward. This river runs in a valley bordered on both sides by barren hills of flint, which advance on the south side close to the edge of the stream. The edifices which still remain, though in a decaying state, from being built of a calcareous stone of moderate hardness, sufficiently attest the former greatness and splendour of this metropolis of the children of Ammon.
2 Samuel 12:26 Parallel CommentariesAmmon Ammonites Bene-Ammon Captured Captureth Children Citadel City Fighteth Fighting Fought Joab Jo'ab Meanwhile Rabbah RoyalAmmon Ammonites Bene-Ammon Captured Captureth Children Citadel City Fighteth Fighting Fought Joab Jo'ab Meanwhile Rabbah RoyalTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Deuteronomy 3:11 (Og king of Bashan was the last of the Rephaites. His bed was decorated with iron and was more than nine cubits long and four cubits wide. It is still in Rabbah of the Ammonites.)
2 Samuel 11:1 In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king's men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 12:25 and because the LORD loved him, he sent word through Nathan the prophet to name him Jedidiah.
2 Samuel 12:27 Joab then sent messengers to David, saying, "I have fought against Rabbah and taken its water supply.
2 Samuel 17:27 When David came to Mahanaim, Shobi son of Nahash from Rabbah of the Ammonites, and Makir son of Ammiel from Lo Debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim
1 Chronicles 20:1 In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, Joab led out the armed forces. He laid waste the land of the Ammonites and went to Rabbah and besieged it, but David remained in Jerusalem. Joab attacked Rabbah and left it in ruins.
Ezekiel 25:5 I will turn Rabbah into a pasture for camels and Ammon into a resting place for sheep. Then you will know that I am the LORD.