Study 13 From the Book of 2 Samuel is: 2 Samuel 19:9-39
Why did David not make an immediate re-entry into the capital? How does his attitude contrast with that of Saul and other leaders in the same mould? See 1 Sam. 8:10-18.
What qualities in David stand out in his treatment of (a) Shimei, (b) Mephbosheth, and (c) Barzillai? What can be learnt from the attitude of each of these men to David’?
Note. Verse 11. The fact that Absalom’s rebellion centered in Hebron (15:7-12) shows how deeply the tribe of Judah was implicated in it.