Mahanaim

Mahanaim (May´huh-nay´im; Heb., “the camp”)

A city in Gilead, in the tribal territory of Gad near its border with Manasseh (Josh 13:26; Josh 13:30). It was also a levitical city assigned to the family of Merari (Josh 21:38; 1Chr 6:80) and the capital of a Solomonic district (1Kgs 4:14). Mahanaim was the city in which Ishbosheth and his supporters were based when David became king of Judah after Saul’s death (2Sam 2:8; 2Sam 2:12; 2Sam 2:29). Ironically, David himself fled there during Absalom’s revolt (2Sam 17:24; 2Sam 17:27; 2Sam 19:33; 1Kgs 2:18). Mahanaim is also mentioned in (Gen 32:2) as the place where Jacob stayed before his encounter with Esau.

Josh 13:26

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Josh 21:38

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1Chr 6:80

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2Sam 2:29

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2Sam 19:33

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Gen 32:2

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