Adonijah (Ad´uh-ni´juh; Heb., “Yah[weh] is the Lord”)

1 The son of David and Haggith and heir apparent to the throne in Jerusalem after the death of Absalom (1Kgs 1-2). Adonijah’s ambitions were frustrated by the secret anointing of Solomon by the priest Zadok, and his subsequent request to marry Abishag, David’s nurse, was the occasion of his execution by Solomon. 2 Two other men in the OT (2Chr 17:8; Neh 10:17).

1Kgs 1-2

The Struggle for the Succession
1King David was old and advanced in years; and although they covered him with clothes, he could not get warm.2So his servants sa ... View more

2Chr 17:8

8With them were the Levites, Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah; and with these Levites, the pr ... View more

Neh 10:17

17Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur,

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