King David and Abishag - Bible Story Quiz
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King David and Abishag - Bible Story Quiz

Test your knowledge on the story of King David and Abishag from the Bible. See how well you remember the details of this narrative.

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Questions and Answers

Who was the young virgin sought to comfort King David in his old age?

Abishag, a Shunammite

What did Adonijah do to exalt himself when he aimed to become king?

Prepared chariots and horsemen

Who did Adonijah consult with to gain support for his claim to the throne?

Joab and Abiathar

Where did Adonijah gather his supporters and hold a feast?

<p>By the stone of Zoheleth</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who did Nathan approach to warn about Adonijah's actions?

<p>Bathsheba</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did Nathan suggest Bathsheba should do to protect Solomon's claim to the throne?

<p>Remind David of his promise to Solomon</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did Bathsheba remind King David about concerning his promise regarding the throne?

<p>He promised that Solomon would reign after him.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who was the Shunammite woman mentioned as ministering to the king in the text?

<p>Abishag</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did Adonijah do to demonstrate his assumption of kingship before King David?

<p>He called all the sons of the king except Solomon.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who expressed concern about being counted as offenders if Solomon did not become king?

<p>Bathsheba</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who, along with Nathan the prophet, confronted King David about Adonijah's actions?

<p>Zadok the priest</p> Signup and view all the answers

What action did Adonijah take to try and assert his claim to kingship in the absence of David's directive?

<p>Arranged a feast without including Solomon.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

King David's Old Age

  • King David is old and weak, and his servants try to find ways to keep him warm.
  • They suggest finding a young virgin to comfort him and keep him warm, and they find Abishag, a Shunammite, who is very fair and cherishes the king.

Adonijah's Rebellion

  • Adonijah, the son of Haggith, exalts himself and says he will be king.
  • He prepares chariots, horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.
  • He is a goodly man and his mother bore him after Absalom.
  • Adonijah confers with Joab and Abiathar, and they help him.

Opposition to Adonijah

  • Zadok the priest, Benaiah, Nathan the prophet, and the mighty men who belong to David do not support Adonijah.

Adonijah's Feast

  • Adonijah slaughters sheep, oxen, and fat cattle, and invites all his brothers, the king's sons, and all the men of Judah, but not Solomon, Nathan, Benaiah, or the mighty men.

Nathan's Counsel

  • Nathan speaks to Bathsheba, Solomon's mother, and warns her that Adonijah is claiming to be king.
  • Nathan advises Bathsheba to go to King David and remind him of his promise to make Solomon king.

Bathsheba's Plea

  • Bathsheba goes to King David and reminds him of his promise to make Solomon king.
  • She tells the king that Adonijah is claiming to be king and that she and her son Solomon will be in danger if Adonijah reigns.

Nathan's Confirmation

  • Nathan arrives while Bathsheba is speaking with the king and confirms her words.
  • Nathan tells the king that Adonijah has slaughtered animals and invited all the king's sons and the captains of the host, but not Solomon, Zadok, or Benaiah.
  • Nathan asks the king if he has indeed said that Adonijah will reign after him.

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