Fighting Family: Shmuel Beis 15-19
Avshalom sits at the gate and entreats the people, Avshalom starts acting with nobility, Avshalom heads off to Chevron and rallies the people, most of whom follow him, David chooses to leave Yerushalayim, he leaves Tzadok and Evyasar, Chushai stays as a spy, Itai comes with David, Avshalom enters and upon Achitofel's advice rapes David's Pilagshim, Achitofel suggests an immediate pursuit of David, Chusai counters with a slower move, Avshalom listens to Chushai, Chushai sends word to David to escape Eastwards, David send 3 generals and the troops of Israel are beaten, Avshalom is caught in a tree and is killed by Yoav, David mourns his son's death, Yoav threatens David to take back his power, David assumes kingship again and is welcomed back by Israel and Yehuda, Shimi is pardoned, Mefiboshes is rejected, Barzilai is rewarded.
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