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And when he polled his head, (for it was at every year's ° end that he polled it: because the hair was heavy on him, therefore he polled it:) he weighed the hair of his head at two hundred shekels after the king's weight.

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.

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