Adonijah


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Adonijah

(ăd'ənī`jə, ədŏn`əjə), in the Bible, son of David. He sought the throne that David gave to the younger son, Solomon. Perhaps the same as Adonikam, a name in the lists of families.
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Adonijah

presumptuously assumed David’s throne before Solomon’s investiture. [O.T.: I Kings 1:5–10]
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