2 Samuel 18:6
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King James Version
So the people went out into the field against Israel: and the battle was in the wood of Ephraim;

Darby Bible Translation
And the people went out into the field against Israel; and the battle was in the forest of Ephraim.

World English Bible
So the people went out into the field against Israel: and the battle was in the forest of Ephraim.

Young's Literal Translation
And the people goeth out into the field to meet Israel, and the battle is in a forest of Ephraim;

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Geneva Study Bible

So the people went out into the field against Israel: and the battle was in the {c} wood of Ephraim;

(c) So called, because the Ephraimites (as some say) fed their cattle beyond Jordan in this wood.2 Samuel 18:6 Parallel Commentaries

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Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Joshua 17:15
And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up to the wood country, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee.

Joshua 17:18
But the mountain shall be thine; for it is a wood, and thou shalt cut it down: and the outgoings of it shall be thine: for thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and though they be strong.

2 Samuel 17:26
So Israel and Absalom pitched in the land of Gilead.

2 Samuel 18:7
Where the people of Israel were slain before the servants of David, and there was there a great slaughter that day of twenty thousand men.

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