the Shunammite is a very minor figure in the Bible, only meriting two brief mentions in I Kings.
391-426, and "David and Abishag
: The Purpose of 1 Kings 1:1-4," pp.
CREDITS: Filmed in New York (pilot) and Los Angeles by Abishag
Prods, and Bob Simonds Co.
I pray thee speak to Solomon the king (for he cannot denie thee any thing) that he give me Abishag
the Sumamite to wife.
Their topics include alternative images of God in the global economy, out of place with Jesus-Christ, the integration and disintegration of Tamils in London diaspora, and Abishag
the Shunammite as sokenet in 1 Kings 1:1-4.
At the end of the gangland war culminating in the death of Sonny Corleone, and after making his peace with the other Dons, as David made peace with the Absalomite party, the Don's mind turns to his semi-retirement; he keeps to his house where he "plays the fool in his garden," as David in his senescence slept with Abishag
, using her as a kind of electric blanket.
The witch that came (the withered hag), To wash the steps with pail and rag, Was once the beauty Abishag
, The picture pride of Hollywood.
He also omits David's broken health in his last days, how he had to be warmed by the beautiful young maiden Abishag
, and his vengeful death-bed charge to his son Solomon (I Kg.
So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag
a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
It is the outsiders who become heroic: Hagar, who in banishment assumes a nobility; and Abishag
, who warms not only King David's bed but the reader's heart as well.
He is so unable to keep warm that his servants decide to provide him with a beautiful female, Abishag
, to remedy the situation, but David is unwilling or unable to consummate his relationship with her.
(3) Then they sought for a beautiful girl in all the territory of Israel and found Abishag
the Shunammite and brought her to the king.