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Sacred Texts in Traditions of Religions of the World
During the past several weeks, you have been presented with specific listening, reading and research strategies that have been designed to enhance your learning experience, not only as it relates to the “Sacred Texts in Traditions of Religions of the World” but also in order to cultivate those skills in other areas of your studies while you are in seminary and into your future ministry. Within this particular context, you have experienced demonstrations of a model for analyzing any given topic. Moreover, you have been shown how to apply a series of interrogating questions in order to go deeper into your analysis and application of the acquisition of knowledge. In this examination, you are expected to demonstrate your appropriation of these strategies
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1 Kings 1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
King Da-vid (beloved) was old and advanced in years; and although they covered him with clothes, he could not get warm. 2 So his servants said to him, “Let a young virgin be sought for my lord the king, and let her wait on the king, and be his attendant; let her lie in your bosom, so that my lord the king may be warm.” 3 So they searched for a beautiful girl throughout all the territory of Isra-el (rule strong one), and found Abi-shag (my father error) the Shu-nam-mite (quiet, rest), and brought her to the king. 4 The girl was very beautiful. She became the king’s attendant and served him, but the king did not know her sexually.
2 Now Adoni-jah (my sovereign one jah) son of Hag-gith (festive [his mother]) exalted himself, saying, “I will be king”; he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. 6 His father had never at any time displeased him by asking, “Why have you done thus and so?” He was also a very handsome man, and he was born next after Ab-salom (father peace). 7 He conferred with Jo-ab (jah fathered) son of Zeru-iah (wounded [his mother]) and with the priest Abi-athar (my father abundance), and they supported Adoni-jah (my sovereign jah). 8 But the priest Za-dok (just), and Bena-iah (jah built) son of Jeho-iada (jah known [his father]), and the prophet Na-than (given), and Shi-mei (famous), and Rei (social), and Da-vid’s (beloved’s) own warriors did not side with Adoni-jah (my sovereign jah).
3 Adoni-jah (my sovereign jah) sacrificed sheep, oxen, and fatted cattle by the stone Zo-he-leth (crawling [serpent]), which is beside En-rogel (fountain of traveler), and he invited all his brothers, the king’s sons, and all the royal officials of Ju-dah (celebrated), 10 but he did not invite the prophet Na-than (given)or Bena-iah (jah built) or the warriors or his brother Solo-mon (peaceful).
Then Na-than (given) said to Bath-sheba (daughter oath), Solo-mon’s (peaceful’s) mother, “Have you not heard that Adoni-jah (my sovereign jah) son of Hag-gith (festive [his mother]) has become king and our lord Da-vid (beloved) does not know it? 12 Now therefore come, let me give you advice, so that you may save your own life and the life of your son Solo-mon (peaceful). 13 Go in at once to King Da-vid (beloved), and say to him, ‘Did you not, my lord the king, swear to your servant, saying: Your son Solo-mon (peaceful) shall succeed me as king, and he shall sit on my throne? Why then is Adoni-jah (my sovereign jah) king?’ 14 Then while you are still there speaking with the king, I will come in after you and confirm your words.”
4 So Bathsheba (daughter oath) went to the king in his room. The king was very old; Abi-shag (my father error) the Shu-nam-mite (quiet, rest) was attending the king. 16 Bath-sheba (daughter oath) bowed and did obeisance to the king, and the king said, “What do you wish?” 17 She said to him, “My lord, you swore to your servant by the LORD (yhvh) your God (your strong one), saying: Your son Solo-mon (peaceful) shall succeed me as king, and he shall sit on my throne. 18 But now suddenly Adoni-jah (my sovereign jah) has become king, though you, my lord the king, do not know it. 19 He has sacrificed oxen, fatted cattle, and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the children of the king, the priest Abi-athar (my father abundance), and Jo-ab (jah fathered) the commander of the army; but your servant Solo-mon (peaceful) he has not invited. 20 But you, my lord the king—the eyes of all Isra-el (rule strong one) are on you to tell them who shall sit on the throne of my lord the king after him. 21 Otherwise it will come to pass, when my lord the king sleeps with his ancestors, that my son Solo-mon (peaceful) and I will be counted offenders.”
5 While she was still speaking with the king, the prophet Na-than (given) came in. 23 The king was told, “Here is the prophet Na-than (given).” When he came in before the king, he did obeisance to the king, with his face to the ground. 24 Na-than (given) said, “My lord the king, have you said, ‘Adoni-jah (my sovereign jah) shall succeed me as king, and he shall sit on my throne’? 25 For today he has gone down and has sacrificed oxen, fatted cattle, and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the king’s children, Jo-ab (jah fathered) the commander[a] of the army, and the priest Abi-athar (my father abundance), who are now eating and drinking before him, and saying, ‘Long live King Adoni-jah (my sovereign jah)!’ 26 But he did not invite me, your servant, and the priest Za-dok (just), and Bena-iah (jah built) son of Jeho-iada (jah known), and your servant Solo-mon (peaceful). 27 Has this thing been brought about by my lord the king and you have not let your servants know who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?”
6 King Da-vid (beloved) answered, “Summon Bath-sheba (daughter oath) to me.” So she came into the king’s presence, and stood before the king. 29 The king swore, saying, “As the LORD (living one) lives, who has saved my life from every adversity, 30 as I swore to you by the LORD (living one), the God (the strong one) of Isra-el (rule strong one), ‘Your son Solo-mon (peaceful) shall succeed me as king, and he shall sit on my throne in my place,’ so will I do this day.” 31 Then Bath-sheba (daughter oath) bowed with her face to the ground, and did obeisance to the king, and said, “May my lord King Da-vid (beloved) live forever!”
7 King Da-vid (beloved) said, “Summon to me the priest Za-dok (just), the prophet Na-than (given), and Bena-iah (jah built) son of Jeho-iada (jah known).” When they came before the king, 33 the king said to them, “Take with you the servants of your lord, and have my son Solo-mon (peaceful) ride on my own mule, and bring him down to Gi-hon (stream). 34 There let the priest Za-dok (just) and the prophet Na-than (given) anoint him king over Isra-el (rule strong one); then blow the trumpet, and say, ‘Long live King Solo-mon (peaceful)!’ 35 You shall go up following him. Let him enter and sit on my throne; he shall be king in my place; for I have appointed him to be ruler over Isra-el (rule strong one) and over Ju-dah (celebrate).” 36 Bena-iah (jah built) son of Jeho-iada (jah known) answered the king, “Amen! May the LORD (living one), the God (strong one) of my lord the king, so ordain. 37 As the LORD (living one) has been with my lord the king, so may he be with Solo-mon (peaceful), and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord King Da-vid (beloved).”
8 So the priest Za-dok (just), the prophet Na-than (given), and Bena-iah (jah built) son of Jeho-iada (jah known), and the Chere-thites (leader, guard) and the Pele-thites (courier, escort), went down and had Solo-mon (peaceful) ride on King Da-vid’s (beloved’s) mule, and led him to Gi-hon (stream). 39 There the priest Za-dok (just) took the horn of oil from the tent and anointed Solo-mon (peaceful). Then they blew the trumpet, and all the people said, “Long live King Solo-mon (peaceful)!” 40 And all the people went up following him, playing on pipes and rejoicing with great joy, so that the earth quaked at their noise.
9 Adoni-jah (my sovereign jah) and all the guests who were with him heard it as they finished feasting. When Jo-ab (jah fathered) heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, “Why is the city in an uproar?” 42 While he was still speaking, Jo-nathan (jah gives) son of the priest Abi-athar (my father abundance) arrived. Adoni-jah (my sovereign jah) said, “Come in, for you are a worthy man and surely you bring good news.” 43 Jo-nathan (jah gives) answered Adoni-jah (my sovereign jah), “No, for our lord King Da-vid (beloved) has made Solo-mon (peaceful) king; 44 the king has sent with him the priest Za-dok (just), the prophet Na-than (given), and Bena-iah (jah built) son of Jeho-iada (jah known), and the Chere-thites (leader, guard) and the Pele-thites (courier, escort); and they had him ride on the king’s mule; 45 the priest Za-dok (just) and the prophet Na-than (given) have anointed him king at Gi-hon (stream); and they have gone up from there rejoicing, so that the city is in an uproar. This is the noise that you heard. 46 Solo-mon (peaceful) now sits on the royal throne. 47 Moreover the king’s servants came to congratulate our lord King Da-vid (beloved), saying, ‘May God (strong one) make the name of Solo-mon (peaceful) more famous than yours, and make his throne greater than your throne.’ The king bowed in worship on the bed 48 and went on to pray thus, ‘Blessed be the LORD (living one), the God (strong one) of Israel (rule strong one), who today has granted one of my offspring[b] to sit on my throne and permitted me to witness it.’”
10 Then all the guests of Adoni-jah (my sovereign jah) got up trembling and went their own ways. 50 Adoni-jah (my sovereign jah), fearing Solo-mon (peaceful), got up and went to grasp the horns of the altar. 51 Solo-mon (peaceful) was informed, “Adoni-jah (my sovereign jah) is afraid of King Solo-mon (peaceful); see, he has laid hold of the horns of the altar, saying, ‘Let King Solo-mon (peaceful) swear to me first that he will not kill his servant with the sword.’” 52 So Solo-mon (peaceful) responded, “If he proves to be a worthy man, not one of his hairs shall fall to the ground; but if wickedness is found in him, he shall die.” 53 Then King Solo-mon (peaceful) sent to have him brought down from the altar. He came to do obeisance to King Solo-mon(peaceful); and Solo-mon (peaceful) said to him, “Go home.”

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There are a few parallels between this part and the story in Genesis. In Genesis 1:18 God says that it’s not good for the man to be alone, and gives him a woman as a partner or helper. Here the powerful man (King David) also receives a woman as a helper.
Also, Genesis 2:25 says that the man and his wife “were both naked, and were not ashamed.” This corresponds with Abishag lying in David’s bosom.
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Many personal names in this piece show that it was written by a J-author (Yahwist), that is, a worshipper of one God. These names are: Adoni-jah, Jo-ab, Bena-iah and Jeho-iada. All these names contain the root “jah.”
The plot of the story reminds me of the first part of Genesis 3 where the serpent tempted Adam and Eve. Adoni-jah’s words “I will be the king...
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