II Sam. 15:7 And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the LORD, in Hebron. (KJV) There seem to be quite a few "scholars" that believe that "forty" in the above verse is a "corrupt reading." They are of the opinion that μυεβρα arbaim, FORTY, is an error for ερβα arba, FOUR; yet this reading is not supported by any Hebrew MS. yet discovered. I choose to believe that the translation is true to the underlying Hebrew text and that the forty years are referring to either: 1. When Saul became king, or 2. When David was anointed to be king. I am interested in your thoughts on the issue.