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2 Samuel 14:27
And unto Absalom there were born three sons…
Who very probably died young; and the rather it may be thought so, since their names are not given, and more especially since it is said that Absalom had no sons, and therefore erected a pillar to keep up the remembrance of his name; unless it can be thought that that was set up before he had any sons, which is not so likely; see (2 Samuel 18:18) ;
and one daughter, whose name [was] Tamar;
and whom he named after his sister Tamar, who was ravished by Amnon; the Septuagint version in some copies adds,
``and she became the wife of Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, and bore to him Abia;''and so says Josephus F2; see (1 Kings 15:22) (2 Chronicles 11:20) ;
she was a woman of a fair countenance;
as was her aunt, after whom she was named, (2 Samuel 13:1) ; by this it appears that she lived to a woman's estate, though the sons of Absalom died young.
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