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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:10 reigned two years. Ishbosheth reigned “over all Israel” (II Samuel 2:9) for only two years. The implication is that it took him five and a half years to consolidate all the tribes under his rule after Saul’s death. David in the meantime served as king over Judah for seven and a half years (II Samuel 2:11).

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