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1 Kings 1:50

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1:50 Adonijah feared Solomon, so he got up and went and grabbed hold of the horns of the altar. 1 

1 Kings 2:28

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2:28 When the news reached Joab (for Joab had supported 2  Adonijah, although he had not supported Absalom), he 3  ran to the tent of the Lord and grabbed hold of the horns of the altar. 4 

1 sn Grabbed hold of the horns of the altar. The “horns” of the altar were the horn-shaped projections on the four corners of the altar (see Exod 27:2). By going to the holy place and grabbing hold of the horns of the altar, Adonijah was seeking asylum from Solomon.

2 tn Heb “turned after” (also later in this verse).

3 tn Heb “Joab.” The proper name has been replaced by the pronoun (“he”) in the translation for stylistic reasons.

4 sn Grabbed hold of the horns of the altar. The “horns” of the altar were the horn-shaped projections on the four corners of the altar (see Exod 27:2). By going to the holy place and grabbing hold of the horns of the altar, Joab was seeking asylum from Solomon.



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