Abishag (Ab´uh-shag)

A Shunamite maiden brought to minister to the dying King David (1Kgs 1:4, 1Kgs 1:15). Although David did not have sexual relations with her (v. 4), Solomon chose to view her as one of David’s wives; when Adonijah requested to marry her, Solomon had him executed for treason (1Kgs 2:13-25).

1Kgs 1:4

4The girl was very beautiful. She became the king's attendant and served him, but the king did not know her sexually.

1Kgs 1:15

15So Bathsheba went to the king in his room. The king was very old; Abishag the Shunammite was attending the king.

1Kgs 2:13-25

Solomon Consolidates His Reign
13Then Adonijah son of Haggith came to Bathsheba, Solomon's mother. She asked, “Do you come peaceably?” He said, “Peaceably.”14Th ... View more

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