2 Samuel 14:1–15:12: On a Convoluted Conversation and a Kiss that Ends in a Coup (Bible Talk, Ep. 105)

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02.07.2024

Absalom is a smarmy guy who makes himself seem powerful and compassionate. King David, meanwhile, stays quiet while his kingdom nears collapse.

SHOW NOTES

3:12 / What does Joab want, and how does he attempt to accomplish it? (14:1–20)

8:53 / Does David respond rightly or wrongly to Joab’s scheme? (14:21–24)

13:46 / Who does the author of 2 Samuel implicitly compare Absalom with? (14:25–27)

15:25 / Is David and Absalom’s reunion worth celebrating? (14:28–33)

18:34 / How is Absalom like an unhealthy church member? (15:1–6)

25:06 / How does Absalom strengthen his conspiracy after his father declines to reprove him? (15:7–12)

Graphic: The Feast of Absalom, Niccolò Tornioli (17th century)

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