Abigail (The Wives of King David, #2) by Jill Eileen SmithAbigails hopes and dreams for the future are wrapped up in her handsome, dark-eyed betrothed, Nabal. But when the long-awaited wedding day arrives, her drunken groom behaves shamefully. Nevertheless, Abigail tries to honor and respect her husband despite his abuse of her.
Meanwhile, Abigails family has joined Davids wandering tribe as he and his people keep traveling to avoid the dangerous Saul. When Nabal suddenly dies, Abigail is free to move on with her life, and thanks to her brother, her new life includes a new husband--David. The dangers of tribal life on the run are serious, but there are other dangers in young Abigails mind. How can David lead his people effectively when he goes against God? And how can Abigail share Davids love with the other wives he insists on marrying?
Jill Eileen Smith, bestselling author of Michal, draws on Scripture, historical research, and her imagination as she fills in the blanks to unveil the story of Abigail and David in rich detail and drama. The result is a riveting page-turner that will keep readers looking forward to the next book in this trilogy.
THE KING AND BATHSHEBA - The Old Testament ep. 28 - EN
The Many Wives of David in the Bible
In the biblical narrative , David is a young shepherd who gains fame first as a musician and later by killing the enemy champion Goliath. He becomes a favorite of King Saul and a close friend of Saul's son Jonathan. Worried that David is trying to take his throne, Saul turns on David. After Saul and Jonathan are killed in battle, David is anointed as King. David conquers Jerusalem , taking the Ark of the Covenant into the city, and establishing the kingdom founded by Saul. As king, David commits adultery with Bathsheba , leading him to arrange the death of her husband Uriah the Hittite. Because of this sin, God denies David the opportunity to build the temple, and his son Absalom tries to overthrow him.
Quick Search the thousands of Bible studies on this website. Just type in topic word s or a question. Make a Donation. Get Daily Bible Study on Facebook. His family was a complex mixture of many wives and children, "beside the sons of the concubines.
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Did that also include that we know for sure the guy was married to eight wives and had ten concubines as well. In addition there are other wives and concubines hinted at but unnamed. It is good to be King. The great thing about this is that it illustrates so many of the concepts we have been talking about up to this point. At first this seems to be a couple very much formed in covenant style even though it is an arranged marriage. She helps David escape from her father.
Abigail was the widow of Nabal, leader of the land of Hebron. Abigail, widow of Nabal helped David in his first critical political power position, controlling Hebron. Marrying Maacah bestowed upon David power in a Geshur a neighboring land. Was there a political motivation to the rape committed by Amnon the heir apparent and son of Ahinoam raping Tamar the daughter of Maacah? After Absalom killed Amnon and became the heir apparent he spent three year in exile in Geshur. We know little about Haggith although her son Adonijah by then the oldest living son apparently believed he would succeed his father David but was defeated and killed by Solomon. We know little about Abital or Eglah or their children.