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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:21 given to Adonijah. Bathsheba was somehow persuaded by Adonijah to request of Solomon that Abishag, David’s wife, be given to him in marriage. This would be tantamount to claiming David’s throne, and it would seem that Bathsheba would realize this. Perhaps this was the reason she agreed, knowing that such a request would almost inevitably be used as a justification for Solomon to order Adonijah’s execution.

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