And Absalom made Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab: which Amasa was a man's son, whose name was Ithra an Israelite, that went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister to Zeruiah Joab's mother.
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George Leo Haydock
Jazrael, or Israel. (Du Hamel)
Gortius would read Ismael, as 1 Paralipomenon ii. 17, Jet her, the Ismaelite. (Haydock)
Went in. This expressing makes Sanchez believe that Amasa was illegitimate. (Menochius)
Naas is either the name of Isai's wife, or rather the latter had both names, 1 Paralipomenon ii. 13, 16. Septuagint read Jesse, in the edition of Complut.; in others, Naas. (Calmet)
Joab; so that these two were own cousins, and both nephews of David.