2 Samuel 6:2
6:2 David and all the men who were with him traveled3 to4 Baalah5 in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God which is called by the name6 of the Lord of hosts, who sits enthroned between the cherubim that are on it.
tn Heb “arose and went.”
tn Heb “from,” but the following context indicates they traveled to this location.
tc The MT has here a double reference to the name (שֵׁם שֵׁם, shem shem). Many medieval Hebrew mss in the first occurrence point the word differently and read the adverb שָׁם (sham, “there”). This is also the understanding of the Syriac Peshitta (Syr., taman). While this yields an acceptable understanding to the text, it is more likely that the MT dittographic here. The present translation therefore reads שֵׁם only once.