Who is this Avshalom fellow?
Shmuel Bet 14:25-26
People really bragged about how good-looking Absalom was. No man in Israel was ashandsome as Absalom. Every part of his body was perfect
from his head to his feet. 26 At theend of every year, Absalom cut the hair from his head and weighed it. The hair weighed 200
shekel by the king‟s weight.
Shmuel Bet 13:28-29
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Then Absalom gave this command to his servants, “Wat
ch Amnon. When he is drunk andfeeling good from the wine, I will give you the command. You must attack Amnon and kill him.
Don‟t be afraid of being punished. After all, you will only be obeying my command. Now, bestrong and brave.”29 So Absalom‟s young s
oldiers did what he said. They killed Amnon. But all
of David‟s other sons escaped. Each son got on his mule and escaped.
Shmuel Bet 14:29-30
Absalom sent a message to Joab, asking for permission to see the king, but Joab refused tocome see him. So Absalom sent a second message to Joab. Again, Joab refused to come see
him. 30 Then Absalom said to his servants, “Look, Joab‟s field is next to my field. He has barleygrowing in that field. Go burn the barley.”
Shmuel Bet 15:7-10
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7 After forty years, Absalom said to King David, “Please let me go to Hebron to complete a
special promise that I made to the Lord. 8 I made that promise while I was still living in Geshur
in Aram. I said, „If the Lord brings me back to Jerusalem, I will serve the Lord in a special way.‟”
9 King David said, “Go in peace.” Absalom went to Hebron. 10 But he also sent spies to all thetribes of Israel. They told the people, “When you hear the trumpet, say, „Absalom is king inHebron!‟”
David’s Reaction to Avshalom’s Uprising
Shmuel Bet 15:14