over. How do you imagine Joab might react to this new development? - 13. Why might Shimei be in a hurry to meet David as he returns (2 Sam 19:16-23)? (You have to remind yourself what Shimei did back in 2 Sam 16:5-13.) Does David’s reaction to Shimei on this second occasion show that David is compassionate, or revengeful? How does this portrayal compare to David’s death-bed instructions to Solomon in 1 Kgs 2:8-9? - He wanted to ask for forgiveness and David swears he will not die.14. Back when Ziba told David that Meribaal (Mephibosheth) was a traitor, David transferred ownership of Meribaal’s land to Ziba. But now when Meribaal gets to tell his side of the story, he accuses Ziba of being the traitor (cf. 2 Sam 16:1-4 and 19:24-28). If David thought that Ziba was lying, what would David likely do to Ziba? If David thought that Meribaal was lying, what would David likely do to Meribaal? What does David actually do regarding the ownership of land, and what might this suggest about which person David thinks is the liar? - David believes Methebosheth because he says to split the land and Mephibosheth tells him to just give it all to Ziba15. A rift develops between the tribe of Judah on the one hand and the remainder of the tribes of Israel on the other over who has a greater claim upon David. What is the argument used by each?