On the other hand, Adonijah, David's fourth son, advocated the infliction of condign punishment on Absalom.
Adonijah was very good-looking and was the next younger son after Absalom.
But Adonijah in his fear of Solomon went and caught hold of the horns of the altar.
What his age was at the date of Adonijah's rebellion we do not know.
She asked whether he was really indifferent to the peril of herself and of Solomon, for Adonijah's success would mean their doom.
But for their intervention on this occasion Adonijah would have become king.
He had given Adonijah a conditional pardon, limited to good behavior on his part.
But Adonijah was not like Absalom—he did not wish to excite a rebellion.
"There's just twenty-four of us, Vosh," said Adonijah Bunce.
He put his brother Adonijah to death for his attempt to seize the throne.