2 Sam 3:1

3:1 war between the house of Saul and the house of David. At least in the northern tribes, the transfer of power to David after the death of Saul was not unopposed. A key figure supporting Saul was Abner, Saul’s military commander who had installed Saul’s surviving son, Ish-bosheth, as king in Mahanaim (2:8, 9). But the tide was running in David’s favor (2:30, 31 note).