ANOTHER SON, another rebellion. Adonijah, son of Haggith, makes his play for the throne before David’s death.
THE REBELLION of Absalom has been quashed but a new one rises up in its place.
THE REBELLION of Absalom comes to a quick and bitter end. The wise counsel of David’s former adviser, Ahitophel, is disregarded, giving David and his loyal forces much-needed time to regroup and rest.
DAVID IS at the high point of his kingship, and — as happens all too often with us mortals — he decides he isn’t satisfied with the blessings that God has bestowed.