2 Sam 2:8

2:8 Ish-bosheth. See note 1 Sam. 31:2. As will become apparent, this last surviving son of Saul is little more than a pawn in the hand of Abner.

brought him over to Mahanaim. Abner brought Ish-bosheth across the Jordan River, probably in an effort to escape Philistine pressure. Two sites near the Jabbok River have been suggested for Mahanaim, one seven miles and the other seventeen miles from the river.