ANOTHER SON, another rebellion: Adonijah, son of Haggith, makes his play for the throne before David’s death. This was backstory to the ascension of Solomon that was not recorded in the account in 1 Chronicles. Adonijah was David’s fourth son and the heir apparent–the second of David’s sons to try to usurp the throne.
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DAVID PROCLAIMS Solomon his successor and announces the construction of the Temple. Interestingly, the account of Solomon’s anointing in 1 Chronicles skips over the rebellion of his half-brother, Adonijah (spoiler!).
We also discuss the final psalms of David in our study, which make clear that God has known us since the beginning of time, and the first of the psalms of Solomon we’ll study, a wonderful reminder that our efforts in life are in vain unless the Lord is in it.
AS DAVID approached the end of his life, he focused his efforts on handing power to Solomon and preparing things for the Temple. Today we read several Psalms from this time in David’s life and the details of how the priests and musicians were organized — a timely topic, since there are groups in Israel making similar preparations today for the Third Temple.