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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Adonijah. 1. David’s fourth son, born to Haggith at Hebron (2 Sm 3:4). After the death of his three older brothers (Amnon, Chileab, and Absalom), Adonijah was next in line for the throne. King David, however, had promised his wife Bathsheba that their son Solomon would be the one to succeed him (1 Kgs
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ADONIJAH1. David’s fourth son, born to Haggith at Hebron (2 Sm 3:4). After the deaths of his three older brothers (Amnon, Chileab, and Absalom), Adonijah was next in line for the throne. According to 1 Kings, David had promised his wife Bathsheba that their son Solomon would be the one to succeed him
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Adonijah (ad´uh-ni´juh; Heb., “the Lord is my lord”), the son of David and Haggith and apparent heir to the throne in Jerusalem after the death of Absalom. Though Adonijah was supported by the priest Abiathar and Joab the army commander (1 Kings 1–2), his ambitions were frustrated by the secret anointing
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ADONIJAH1. The fourth son of David by Haggith (2 Sam 3:4; 1 Chr 3:2). When David was at the brink of death, Adonijah desired to succeed David to the throne, for at that time he was the oldest living son. Gathering chariots, horsemen, and 50 men, Adonijah enlisted the aid of Joab, commander of the army,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ADONIJAH (Heb. ’aḏōniyyâ, ‘my lord is Yahweh’). 1. The fourth son of David, by his wife Haggith. After the death of the three eldest he regarded himself as the heir-presumptive. (Amnon had been murdered by his brother Absalom, who himself died in the rebellion against his father. As no mention is
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Adonijah [ădˊə nīˊjə] (Heb. ˒aḏōnîyâ, ˒aḏōnîyāhû “Yahweh is my Lord”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ADONIJAH (Hebrew, “my Lord is Yahweh”) The fourth son of David, born at Hebron of his wife Haggith (2 Sam 3:4). When King David was very old, Adonijah tried to take the throne before Solomon, his younger brother and the designated heir, could be installed. Adonijah was supported in his court intrigue
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Adoni´jah (my Lord is Jehovah).1. The fourth son of David by Haggith, born at Hebron while his father was king of Judah. 2 Sam. 3:4. (b.c. about 1050.) After the death of his three brothers, Amnon, Chileab, and Absalom, he became eldest son; and when his father’s strength was visibly declining, put