25 Absalom had appointed Amasa(A) over the army in place of Joab. Amasa was the son of Jether,[a](B) an Ishmaelite[b] who had married Abigail,[c] the daughter of Nahash and sister of Zeruiah the mother of Joab.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 17:25 Hebrew Ithra, a variant of Jether
  2. 2 Samuel 17:25 Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 1 Chron. 2:17); Hebrew and other Septuagint manuscripts Israelite
  3. 2 Samuel 17:25 Hebrew Abigal, a variant of Abigail