The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible2 Samuel 3:16
And her husband went with her along weeping behind her…
Because of his great affection to her, unwilling to part with her, but
forced to it at the command of the king her brother:
a city in the tribe of Benjamin, (2 Samuel 19:16) ; perhaps
the same with Almon, (Joshua 21:18) ; these two words being of the same
signification; and the Targum has it hero Almuth; so Alemeth in
(1 Chronicles 6:60) . It seems to be the same Josephus F3 calls Bachures, and
says it was not far from Jerusalem. Bunting F4 says it was something
more than a mile towards the northeast, and at this time is a fair
castle strongly fortified, standing in a high place, and in the valley
near it, at the stone Bohan, (Joshua 15:6) ; see (2 Samuel 17:18) ;
then said Abner to him, go, return, and he returned;
by which it
appears that Abner came with her to introduce her to David, without
whom he was not to see his face; and he did not choose her husband
should go with her any further, and was at his orders obliged to go
back, who otherwise would have gladly accompanied her further still,
through his great affection for her.
F3 Antiqu. l. 7. c. 9. sect. 7.
F4 Travels, p. 144.