Adonijah


Also found in: Wikipedia.

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.

Adonijah

presumptuously assumed David’s throne before Solomon’s investiture. [O.T.: I Kings 1:5–10]
References in periodicals archive ?
Contract awarded for osteosynthesis material esvin patient with affiliation number adonijah coroy 185042090 surgery date 04/29/2016 asks dr.
Have you not heard that Adonijah, son of Haggith, has become king, and our lord David does not know (of it)?
The scholar Adonijah seems to emerge from the setting: "At the end of the table sat an old man, wrapped in a long robe; his head was covered with a black velvet cap, with a broad border of furs, his spectacles were of such a size as almost to hide his face, and he turned over some scrolls of parchment with an anxious and trembling hand" (Maturin 263).
First Absalom and then Adonijah flaunted their pretensions to the throne of their father David by having 50 men run in front of their chariots (II Sam.
The district was named for Betsey Atherton, the first teacher at the first schoolhouse and a daughter of Adonijah Atherton--one of the areas first settlers.
Sadler's Wells, who had also finished second to Darshaan in the Prix du Jockey Club and to Teenoso in the King George, lined up for what was then the Phoenix Champion Stakes - being run at Phoenix Park for the first time after its switch from Leopardstown - against a field including the Con Collins-trained Irish Oaks winner Princess Pati and a strong group of challengers from Britain featuring Adonijah, Desirable and Arlington Million winner Tolomeo.
66) For example, Adonijah Welch (1821-1889), the former principal of the Michigan State Normal School and Gregory's associate in MSTA days, became president of Iowa State Industrial College (later Iowa State University).
David had four sons, and an abused daughter: Absalom, Amnon, Adonijah, Solomon, and Tamar (sister to Absalom, and abused by Amnon).
At the Iowa Agricultural College, Adonijah Welch noted in his 1876 report to the Board of Regents that the Morrill Act required instruction in "industrial sciences" not "industrial arts", distinguishing the trades and handicrafts from the underlying principles.
A supporter of Adonijah in his quest for David's throne, Abiathar is one of the losers when Solomon eventually becomes king.
Some directors vigorously tried to out-DeMille DeMille in such ancient world productions as the 1959 Solomon and Sheba, which itself used DeMille's biblical stars, namely, George Sanders as Adonijah (The Saran of Gaza from Samson and Delilah) and Yul Brynner as Solomon (Pharaoh Rameses from the 1956 The Ten Commandments).
At the same time, David's old Commander-in-Chief, Joab, has aligned himself with David's son Adonijah in rebellion against the king.