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The Recovery of Samaria, 23:15-20 D. An Administered Passover, 23:21-23 E. A Verdict on the Great King, 23:24-25 F. Josiah Overridden, 23:26-27 G. An Unexpected, Inexplicable End, 23:28-30 XIV. The Long Reign of Jehoash, 2 Kings 11:21–12:21 A. The Introductory Formula, 11:21–12:3 B. Temple Repairs and Financial Problems, 12:4-16 C. The Continuing Threat of Syria, 12:17-18 D. The Death of Jehoash, 12:19-21 XXVI. Four Pitiful Kings, 2 Kings 23:31–25:7 A. Jehoahaz for Three Months, 23:31-34 B. Josiah’s Second Heir, 23:35–24:7 C.
He has been kept in abeyance all this time by the narrator. The plot of succession takes on poignancy with the narrative account of David’s resistance to Adonijah (1:11-37). This narrative relates a carefully choreographed strategy by which David, apparently now feeble and easily manipulated, is recruited as the decisive legitimator of Solomon, the second candidate for the throne and Adonijah’s serious rival. As we read on, it is clear that the impulsive efforts of Adonijah were rash and without the careful plotting needed in such a court dense with cunning.