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 CONSOLIDATES control over his kingdom, extending his control from the border with Egypt to the Euphrates River. We also study a number of Psalms, including one that is clearly a polemic against Ba’al.
OUR OLD Testament study this week moves to a new phase of David’s life as he is declared king of Judah.