New Defender's Study Bible Notes
15:1 ark of God. The account of the transport of the ark from the house of Obed-edom to the tabernacle prepared by David in Jerusalem parallels the account given in II Samuel 6:12-23. However, the account here adds the specific names of many of the priests, Levites and others who participated in this great event.
15:19 Heman, Asaph, and Ethan. These three musicians are probably the same men whose names appear in the superscripts of some of the psalms—Heman (see Psalm 88), Asaph (Psalms 50, 78-83), and Ethan (Psalm 89).
15:21 harps on the Sheminith. It has been suggested that the “Sheminith” refers to the musical scales.
15:29 despised him in her heart. See note on II Samuel 6:14. Michal was Saul’s daughter, originally given to David by her father, then later taken back by him and given to Phaltiel, then still later taken back forcibly from Phaltiel by David (I Samuel 18:27; 25:44; and II Samuel 3:14,15). All of this had apparently cooled Michal’s love for David even before she found his dancing objectionable. David rebuked her for this attitude and evidently had no further marital relations with her (he had many other wives) and she never had any children.