17:27 Shobi the son of Nahash. Like Hanun, Shobi was a member of the Ammonite royal family (10:1, 2), but unlike Hanun he was friendly towards David and may even have been David’s appointee to govern the city of Rabbah after its capture (12:26–31).
Rabbah of the Ammonites. See note 11:1.
Machir. See note 9:4.