graciously given. (1.) The son and successor of Nahash, king of Moab. David's messengers, sent on an embassy of condolence to him to Rabbah Ammon, his capital, were so grossly insulted that he proclaimed war against Hanun. David's army, under the command of Joab, forthwith crossed the Jordan, and gained a complete victory over the Moabites and their allies (2 Sam. 10:1-14) at Medeba (q.v.). (2.) Neh. 3:13. (3.) 3:30.
David's servants came into the land of the children of Ammon to hanun, to comfort him.
The message to hanun was another emanation of a kindly heart.
But hanun not only repelled David's kindness, but charged him with meanness, and virtually flung in his face a challenge to war.
Sargon commanded in person on the one side, Shabak and hanun on the other.
hanun appears to have been a weak prince, and to have yielded to their counsels.
hanun, the original cause of the war, who had so deeply insulted David, was either killed or driven out of the kingdom.
So the servants of David came into the land of the children of Ammon to hanun, to comfort him.
Shabak, having made alliance with hanun, king of Gaza, marched to his aid.