2 Samuel 19:40-20:26

  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. What considerations aggravate Joab’s sin in murdering Amasa?
    Cf. 2 Sam. 17:25; 19:13.