Dr. Claude Mariottini – Professor of Old Testament, Dr. Claude Mariottini, Professor of Old Testament, Northern Baptist Seminary, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License, Differences Between College and Seminary Textbooks – Part 3, Differences Between College and Seminary Textbooks – Part 2, Differences Between College and Seminary Textbooks. Sorry for the clickbait title and opening line. There is not pleasant Fruit on the island like ours. Thomas married  Prudence Scott Bidwell, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Webster) Scott of New Haven, CT, on March 28, 1710. I believe your analysis or Adonijah’s motives is wrong. Such an action would help Solomon and ensure that his kingship would be secure. 2. In my second post I discussed how Nathan and Bathsheba conspired to make Solomon king of Israel to succeed David. –, Solomon did not pardon Adonijah’s treason simply and absolutely, but upon condition that he carried himself worthily, 1 Kings 1:52; and this being confessedly a bold and unworthy action, and arguing more confidence and presumption than became him, and carrying in it the appearance and intention of an incestuous marriage, he might justly revive his guilt, and take this occasion to execute the sentence which he formerly deserved. I hope these lines will find you & our dear Children all well as they leave me I bless God for it I have not had one Sick hour Since I parted with you we had a long Passage but we had very good Weather and another Ship in company with us which made the Voyage the more pleasant. This week we will introduce you to a few of Adonijah Bidwell’s ancestors and also take a look at a poignant letter written by Adonijah’s father, to his mother, shortly before he died. I hate to disappoint you. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Must I bring those other passports whenever I use the BNO one? '” Solomon said, “If he shows himself a worthy man, not a hair of him shall fall to the earth; but if wickedness be found in him, he shall die.” So king Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. His reign was marked by 666: I Kings 10:14. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. I graduated from California Baptist College, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary, The Southern Baptist Seminary, and have done additional graduate work at the Graduate Theological Union. If they correct me, it is soothing medicine. Because she is simple and naive, even dumb and stupid. (Now she was purifying herself from her monthly uncleanness.) To David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; and his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; and the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; and the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital; and the sixth, Ithream, of Eglah, David’s wife. You might as well request the kingdom for him — after all, he is my older brother — yes, for him and for Abiathar the priest and Joab son of Zeruiah!”. He was also the owner of trading vessels and was lost at sea in 1716, while on a voyage to the Barbados for rum and sugar. Solomon understood the meaning of Adonijah’s request. And we see from the case of Abner and Rizpah (2 Samuel 3:8), and still more from that of Absalom (ch. 2. wishes. That he give me Abishag to wife — It is not likely that He shall build a house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.’ Now, my son, may Yahweh be with you and prosper you, and build the house of Yahweh your God, as he has spoken concerning you. This personal chariot force ostensibly enhanced his prestige, but it may also have anticipated a coup d’etat. She never remarried and there are entries from the New Haven Land Records, that starting in 1719 she sold … We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. To subscribe to this RSS feed, copy and paste this URL into your RSS reader. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. John Bidwell had a son, John Bidwell Jr (1641-1692), who was Adonijah’s Grandfather. Adonijah is best known for his failed attempts to … Solomon’s indignation was roused; he in a moment penetrated the artful scheme, and from his associating the names of Abiathar and Joab, he seems to have suspected or known that those deep schemers had been the prompters of Adonijah. The woman was very beautiful, She married one of the most righteous men in the Bible, Uriah the Hittite. Required fields are marked *. The king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite was ministering to the king. In the present post, I will discuss the events that led to Adonijah’s death. Do you understand what the significance was of pointing out that David had no relations with her? His wife Sarah, in March, 1704, gave to her son John land on the west side of the Connecticut River and her son Thomas witnessed the deed. There was no record of her making a decision on her own and she seemed to have trouble of saying no to anyone. She never remarried and there are entries from the New Haven Land Records that show, starting in 1719, she sold number of parcels in New Haven, probably acquired from her parents. Adonijah was the fourth son of King David and Haggith according to the book of Samuel (2 Sam.) In 1 Kings 1:33, where was Gihon and why did David instruct Solomon be taken there to be anointed? Moreover the king’s servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, ‘May your God make the name of Solomon better than your name, and make his throne greater than your throne;’ and the king bowed himself on the bed. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service. The king swore, and said, “As Yahweh lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all adversity, most certainly as I swore to you by Yahweh, the God of Israel, saying, ‘Assuredly Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne in my place;’ most certainly so will I do this day.” Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did obeisance to the king, and said, “Let my lord king David live forever!” (1 Kings 1:28-31 WEB), King David said, “Call to me Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada.” They came before the king. Making statements based on opinion; back them up with references or personal experience. Ask for him the kingdom as well! Thanks. In 1 Kings 2:13-25 when Adonijah asked Bathsheba to ask Solomon for Abishag as a wife, Solomon saw the request as tantamount to a treasonous attempt on the throne.

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