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adonijah


adonijah


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Adonijah 
  my  Lord  is  Jehovah.  (1.)  The  fourth  son  of  David  (2  Sam.  3:4). 
  After  the  death  of  his  elder  brothers,  Amnon  and  Absalom,  he 
  became  heir-apparent  to  the  throne.  But  Solomon,  a  younger 
  brother,  was  preferred  to  him  Adonijah,  however,  when  his 
  father  was  dying,  caused  himself  to  be  proclaimed  king.  But 
  Nathan  and  Bathsheba  induced  David  to  give  orders  that  Solomon 
  should  at  once  be  proclaimed  and  admitted  to  the  throne. 
  Adonijah  fled  and  took  refuge  at  the  altar,  and  received  pardon 
  for  his  conduct  from  Solomon  on  the  condition  that  he  showed 
  himself  "a  worthy  man"  (1  Kings  1:5-53).  He  afterwards  made  a 
  second  attempt  to  gain  the  throne,  but  was  seized  and  put  to 
  death  (1  Kings  2:13-25). 
 
  (2.)  A  Levite  sent  with  the  princes  to  teach  the  book  of  the 
  law  to  the  inhabitants  of  Judah  (2  Chr.  17:8). 
 
  (3.)  One  of  the  "chiefs  of  the  people"  after  the  Captivity 
  (Neh.  10:16). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Adonijah,  the  Lord  is  my  master