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Absalom Absalom Presentation Transcript

  • Absalom in Hebrew means Father of Peace
    Absalom was the third son of David
    Contrary to his name, Absalom was not a man of peace.
    His pride and disloyalty to his father due to selfish ambition caused great strife and open warfare in the royal family.
  • Trouble Begin …
    When Amnon, David's oldest son, assaulted his half-sister Tamar, Absalom'ssister (2 Samuel 13-1-22). 
    When the opportunity arose two years later , he had his brother Amnon killed (2 Samuel 13:23-29).
    Absalom then took refuge with his mother's father at Geshur,where he remained for three years (2 Samuel 13:37-38).
    King David mourned for his dead son, Amnon, and also for the fugitive Absalom , (2 Samuel 13:39).
  • David permitted Absalom's return to JerusalemAlthoughtwo more years would go by before the king agreed to meet with him.
    Although David mourned Absalom's absence, the king still couldn't stand the sight of him. (2 Samuel 14:28).
  • Absalom made his move
    Striving to replace his father while he was still reigning
    Absalom then moved to Hebron, and declared himself king
    Thus triggering a civil war between himself and his father (2 Samuel 15:1-12)
  • On the battlefield
    Absalom and his followers proved to be no match for David, 
    Absalom lost 20,000 of his troops, and the rest were put to flight.
    While Absalom was making a hasty retreat while riding a mule got his head stuck in a tree
    Joab, one of David's commanders, then ran Absalom through with 3 javelins.
    His body was then thrown into a pit in the forest (2 Samuel 18:1-18).
     The rebellion, and Absalom’slife, were over.
  • My Likes of Absalom
    I appreciated that Absalom stood up for his family and cared to defend the honor of his family
    It’s sad that his defense turned into more than just defense for his family.
  • My Dislikes of Absalom
    Absalom was a very arrogant
    He became very vengeful
    He crowned himself as king