- Analyse the quarrel between Israel and Judah:
(a) Its cause;
(b) the arguments used;
(c) the spirit in which it was conducted;
(d) its tragic outcome.
- How was the threatened disaster averted?
What part was played respectively by David, by Joab, and by the wise women in the town of Abel?
- What considerations aggravate Joab’s sin in murdering Amasa? Cf. 2 Sam. 17:25; 19:13.