SEV Biblia, Chapter 18:17 Tomando después a Absalón, le echaron en un gran foso en el bosque, y levantaron sobre él un montón muy grande de piedras; y todo Israel huyó, cada uno a sus estancias.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 18:17 Verse 17. And laid a very great heap of stones] This was the method of burying heroes, and even traitors, the heap of stones being designed to perpetuate the memory of the event, whether good or bad. The ancient cairns or heaps of stones, in different parts of the world, are of this kind.
The various tumuli or barrows in England are the same as the cairns in different parts of Ireland and Scotland. In the former, stones were not plenty; hence they heaped up great mounds of earth.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 17. And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood , etc.] In the wood of Ephraim, near to which the battle was fought, and into which Absalom fled, and where he was slain: and laid a very great heap of stones upon him : his punishment was very exemplary; he was first hanged on an oak, and then thrust through with darts, and swords, and then covered with stones, ( 2 Samuel 18:9,14,15), pointing to the death that a rebellious son, according to the law, ought to die, ( Deuteronomy 21:21); though this might be done in honour of him as a king’s son; for such “tumuli”, or heaps of stones or earth, were used by the ancients as sepulchral monuments, and the larger the more honourable f311 ; (see Gill on “ Joshua 7:26”) and (see Gill on “ Joshua 8:29”); and all Israel fled everyone to his tent ; or to his city, as the Targum; everyone returned to their own house, and to their own business, and so the rebellion ceased.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 9-18 - Let young people look upon Absalom, hanging on a tree, accursed forsaken of heaven and earth; there let them read the Lord's abhorrenc of rebellion against parents. Nothing can preserve men from misery an contempt, but heavenly wisdom and the grace of God.
Original Hebrew ויקחו 3947 את 853 אבשׁלום 53 וישׁליכו 7993 אתו 853 ביער 3293 אל 413 הפחת 6354 הגדול 1419 ויצבו 5324 עליו 5921 גל 1530 אבנים 68 גדול 1419 מאד 3966 וכל 3605 ישׂראל 3478 נסו 5127 אישׁ 376 לאהלו׃ 168