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Dysfunctional Royalty (was: Re: Jewish names)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 2, 2000, 3:18
On Tue, 1 Aug 2000 22:40:44 -0400 Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> writes:
> Steg Belsky wrote: > > "...and he had never told him 'no' in his life..." > > What's this from? > > -- > "Life is a harder state to achieve than death" - Kai > ICQ: 18656696 > AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor
- It's a misremembering of Kings(1) 1:6, describing Adoniya, one of King David's other sons (the discussion about the spelling of Absalom's name reminded me of this) who tried to overthrow him: [impromptu translation] (5) And Adoniya son of Hhagit, getting uppity, says "I shall rule!" and he made for himself a chariot and horsemen, and fifty runners going before him. (6) For never had his father saddened him, saying "Why did you do that?!" and also he was very good looking, and his mother had given birth to him following Avshalom. In other words, Adoniya rebelled against his father because 1. he was a spoiled brat, 2. he was a hottie, and 3. he admired his bad big brother? interesting.... -Stephen (Steg) "anxiety is the dizziness of freedom."