Immediately after his reconciliation Absalom began to ingratiate himself with the people, and so acquired popularity while speaking against his father (2 Sam 15:1–6). At last, convinced of his own political strength, Absalom went to Hebron to proclaim himself king and so began a revolt (2 Sam 15:7–12). David fled from Jerusalem (2 Sam
the god of rain, storms, and fertility.
Daniel recounts the story of Daniel, a young Jew who was taken to Babylon in 605 B.C., where he lived for most or all of his life.
the primary themes are understandable: right conduct, divine control of men and events, and the final triumph of the kingdom.