The Messages of the Prophetic and Priestly Historians

The Messages of the Prophetic and Priestly Historians

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...3. by harsh measures. Absalom, however, Tamar's full brother, nursed hopes of vengeance for two long years, and finally, at a sheep-shearing festival to which he had invited all the king's sons, had Ammon slain, to the intense grief of David; for thus he lost not only his firstborn son, but also his darling Absalom, who fled to his royal grandfather,4 whose kingdom lay to the northeast of Israel. Joab, seeing how the king's heart was toward Absa-Absalom lorn, and interested in his return for reasons of his own, backed sent to the king a wise woman of Tekoa with a feigned SngfiS tale of the risk of death to which her first-born son was exposed by the clan law of blood-revenge--a tale which moved the king to a solemn oath to save her son from the avengers. Why then--she went on with a compli 1 The Hebrew consonants for " Milcom," the god of the Ammonites, and "their king," are the same. The weight of the crown makes the former interpretation certain, supported as it is by the LXX. 3 Or less probably " tortured them." So the LXX of v. 3i. 4 Cf. 3: 3. ment to the king's discernment--why then will he not save his son by recalling him from banishment, as Ammon is dead and nothing can bring him back again? The shrewd king rightly suspected that Joab was behind the woman's word; and, turning to him, he gave him leave to bring Absalom back, which he gratefully did. But Absalom was not suffered to see the king's face for two whole years, when at last, by a bold stroke, he prevailed upon the reluctant Joab to intercede for him. The king then gave his son the kiss of reconciliation. Absalom's By the fitfulness of his dealing, however, David had Dlvfd'sand forfeited the confidence of Absalom, who now began to flight (15) scheme more

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