Notes: October 11, 2008 – 1 Kings 1

Solomon becomes king

  • David’s purely platonic, personal space heater (vs 1-4).
  • Like Absolom before him, another son seeks his father David’s throne (vs 5-10)
  • Nathan the prophet agrees with Bathsheba to remind David of his promise to leave the kingdom to their son Solomon (vs 11-27).
  • David acknowledges his promise and orders that Solomon publicly be known as the new king (vs 28-40)
  • Adonijah’s celebration ceases when news of Solomon’s enthronement arrives (vs 41-49)
  • Adonijah, reminiscent of the Hunchback of Notre Dame, seeks sanctuary in a place of worship (vs 50-53)