This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ANTIQUITIES OF THE JEWS. BOOK VIII. CONTAINING! HIE INTERVAL OF ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-TIIRER TEARS. FROM THE DEATH OF DAVID TO THE DEATH OF AH AS. CHAPTER I. HOW SOLOMON, WHEN HE HAD RECEIVED THE KINGDOM, TOOK OFF HIS ENEMIES. � 1. We have already treated of David, and his virtue, and of the benefits he was the author of to his countrymen; of his wars also, and battles which he managed with success, and then died an old man, in the foregoing book. And when Solomon his son, who was but a youth in age, had taken the kingdom, and whom David had declared, while he was alive, the lord of that people according to God's will; when he sat upon the throne the whole body of the people made joyful acclamations to him, as is usual at the beginning of a reign, and wished that all his affairs might come to a blessed conclusion; and that he might arrive at a great age, and at the most happy state of affairs possible. 2. But Adonijah, who, while his father was living, attempted to gain possession of the government, came to the king's mother Bathsheba, and saluted her with great civility; and when she asked him, whether he came to her as desiring her assistance in any thing or not? and bid him tell her if that were the case, for that she would cheerfully afford it him; he began to say, that "she knew herself that the kingdom was his, both on account of his elder age, and of the disposition of the multitude, and that yet it was transferred to Solomon her son, according to the will of God. He also said, that he was contented to be a servant under him, and was pleased with the present settlement; but he desired her to be a means of obtaining a favor from his brother to kim, and to persuade him to bestow on him in marriage Abishag, who had inde...
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Library of Alexandria
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