From the May/June, 2018 issue of Touchstone
bible Without a Prophet by Patrick Henry Reardon

As It Is Written . . .

Without a Prophet

by Patrick Henry Reardon

When the author of Kings starts to tell of Adonijah's attempt to seize the Davidic throne (1 Kings 1:5–10), he describes both the man and the event in ways that recall the earlier revolt of Absalom.

Thus, both brothers are described as handsome (v. 6 and 2 Samuel 14:25), and each, acting in secrecy (v. 10 and 2 Samuel 15:9–11), provides for himself not only the identical showy retinue (v. 5 and 2 Samuel 15:1), but also the support of political figures at court (vv. 7–8 and 2 Samuel 15:31).

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