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a son of David, put to death at the order of Solomon. II Sam. 3:4; I Kings 2:19–25.
Historical Examples

And adonias, and all that were invited by him, heard it, and now the feast was at an end.
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adonias is put to death: Abiathar is banished: Joab and Semei are slain.
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And adonias, the son of Haggith, exalted himself, saying: I will be king.
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And adonias fearing Solomon, arose and went, and took hold of the horn of the altar.
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adonias pretending to reign, Nathan and Bethsabee obtain that Solomon should be declared and anointed king.
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Then all the guests of adonias were afraid, and they all arose, and every man went his way.
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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).


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