New Defender's Study Bible Notes
14:26 polled his head. Shaved his head.
14:26 two hundred shekels. Absalom indeed had a heavy head of hair, about five pounds worth. This would eventually play a part in his death, but it was very impressive and attractive to the people of Judah. With Amnon dead, many—perhaps even Joab—thought Absalom should be king after David.