|Overview - 1 Kings 2|
|1||David, having given a charge to Solomon,|
|13||Adonijah, moving Bath-sheba to sue unto Solomon for Abishag, is put to death.|
|26||Abiathar, having his life given him, is deprived of the priesthood.|
|28||Joab fleeing to the horns of the altar, is there slain.|
|35||Benaiah is put in Joab's room, and Zadok in Abiathar's.|
|36||Shimei, confined to Jerusalem, by occasion of going thence to Gath, is put to death.|
1 Kings 2:34 (King James Version)
So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up, and fell upon him, and slew him: and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.
- 1 Kings 2:25 1 Kings 2:31 1 Kings 2:46
- and fell
- It appears that he slew him at the very altar. The altar was so sacred among all the people, that, in general, even the vilest wretch found safety, if he once reached it. This led to many abuses, and the perversion of public justice; and God decreed ( Exodus 24:14 )that the presumptuous murderer, who had taken refuge at his altar, should be dragged thence and put to death.
- 2 Kings 21:18 ; 2 Chronicles 33:20
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- Joshua 15:61 ; Matthew 3:1