2 Samuel 19:9-39

  1. 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.
  2. What qualities in David stand stand out in his treatment of:
    (a) Shimel,
    (b) Mephibosheth, 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 centred in Hebron (15:7-12) shows how deeply the tribe of Judah was implicated in it.