942 B.C.

1 Chronicles 20)

1 And it came to pass, (cp. 2 Sam. 11:1; 12:26-31; 21:18-22) that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country of the sons of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. (no reference is made here to the result of this tarrying, which is recorded in 2 Sam. 11:1-12:25) And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.
2 And David took (no discrepancy here, for Joab had summoned Davidfor this purpose [2 Sam. 12:27]) the crown of their king (probably Milcom, their king-idol) from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious stones in it; and it was set upon David's head: and he brought also exceeding much spoil out of the city.
3 And he brought out the people that were in it, and appointed them [to work] with them with saws, (see 2 Sam. 12:31) and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the sons of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

930-923 B.C.
4 And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer (see 1 Kings 9:15-17) with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, that was of those born of the giant: (a descendant of one Rapha, who came of the Nephilim. See 2 Sam. 21:18-22. See Gen. 6) and they were subdued.
5 And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam.
6 And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot and he also was the son of the giant. (The 6's denote a type of the anti-Christ.)
7 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother slew him.
8 These were born to the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.

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