When Ahithophel saw that his advice1 had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He put his house in order2 and then hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father's tomb.
Absalom had appointed Amasa4 over the army in place of Joab. Amasa was the son of a man named Jether,a5 an Israeliteb who had married Abigail,c the daughter of Nahash and sister of Zeruiah the mother of Joab.