Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom passed over Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.
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George Leo Haydock
To the camp. The city of Mahan aim, the name of which in Hebrew, signifies The Camp. It was a city of note at that time; as appears from its having been chosen by Isboseth for the place of his residence. (Challoner)
The Vulgate often translates Mahan aim, or Man aim. See chap. ii. 8, 12. (Haydock)
Him. It is not known how soon. But he probably waited till he had collected his forces. David had done the like, and was joined by the king of Ammon, ver. 27.