- Why is Hanun’s treatment of David’s envoys inexcusable?
- Joab shows up in a better light here. What does this add to what we already know of his character?
- At what stage in his career did David fall? Where should he have been at the time? How did the temptation grow? Was he able to keep his sin secret? Do your answers to these questions, and your reading of the passage, suggest any general lessons about sin?