Adonijah

Adonijah (ădˌənĪˈjə, ədŏnˈəjə) [key], 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.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Adonijah from Fact Monster:

  • Haggith - Haggith Haggith , in the Bible, mother of Adonijah 1.
  • Abishag - Abishag Abishag , in the Bible, Shunammite woman, David's attendant in his old age and the ...
  • Joab - Joab Joab , in the Bible, son of David's sister Zeruiah and commander of his uncle's ...
  • Abiathar - Abiathar Abiathar , in the Bible, priest, son of Ahimelech, the only one of his family who escaped ...
  • David, in the Bible - David David, d. c.970 B.C., king of ancient Israel (c.1010–970 B.C.), successor of Saul. The ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Biblical Proper Names: Biographies