New Defender's Study Bible Notes
11:1 Hebron. After tying his account to the record in I Samuel by practically copying I Samuel 31:1-13, the writer of Chronicles 10:1-12 proceeds immediately to the establishment of the Davidic monarchy and the subsequent history of David until his death. Then, in II Chronicles, he details the further history of Judah until its exile in Babylon, with only incidental references to the ten-tribe northern kingdom of Israel. The accounts were probably originally written for the benefit of the returning exiles.
11:2 God said unto thee. See I Samuel 24:20; 28:17.
11:4 which is Jebus. On the conquest of Jebus (Jerusalem) by David’s men, see II Samuel 5:1-9.
11:10 mighty men. There are certain differences in this account of David’s “mighty men” with the parallel account in II Samuel 23:8-39. See notes on I Samuel 22:4; II Samuel 23:39.
11:39 Zelek the Ammonite. It is noteworthy that at least three of David’s “mighty men” were non-Israelites—Zelek the Ammonite, Uriah the Hittite (I Chronicles 11:41) and Ithmah the Moabite (I Chronicles 11:46).