A Shunamite maiden brought to minister to the dying King David (1Kgs 1:4, 1Kgs 1:15). Although David did not have sexual relations with her (v. 4), Solomon chose to view her as one of David’s wives; when Adonijah requested to marry her, Solomon had him executed for treason (1Kgs 2:13-25).
4The girl was very beautiful. She became the king's attendant and served him, but the king did not know her sexually.
15So Bathsheba went to the king in his room. The king was very old; Abishag the Shunammite was attending the king.
Solomon Consolidates His Reign
13Then Adonijah son of Haggith came to Bathsheba, Solomon's mother. She asked, “Do you come peaceably?” He said, “Peaceably.”14Th ... View more