I Kings

Having seen no rebuke from his father the fading King David, a good man and second (Absalom who met an untimely end, the first) son to Haggith, Adonijah  gains the help of the captain of the host, Joab (son of Zeruiah, sister of king David), Abiathar the priest, and his son Jonathon. Together they prepare chariots, horsemen, and (fifty) men to be at his service. Adonijah exalts himself king-elect, brashly calling a feast in his own honour. He invites his brethren and the men of Judah. Sheep, oxen, and cattle are slaughtered by the stone of Zoheleth (by En-rogel).

 

Featured Image: Volterra, Daniele da, ca. 1509-1566. Prophet Elijah on Mount Horeb, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved April 25, 2015]. Original source: http://yorckproject.de.

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