Adonijah: My Lord is Jehovah.
1. The fourth son of David
(2 Samuel 3:4) After the death of his elder
brothers, Amnon and Absalom, he became heir-apparent to the
throne. But Solomon, a younger brother, was preferred to him.
Adonijah, however, when his father was dying, caused himself to
be proclaimed king. But Nathan and Bathsheba induced David to
give orders that Solomon should at once be proclaimed and
admitted to the throne. Adonijah fled and took refuge at the
altar, and received pardon for his conduct from Solomon on the
condition that he showed himself "a worthy man"
(1 Kings 1:5-53) He
afterwards made a second attempt to gain the throne, but was
seized and put to death
(1 Kings 2:13-25)
2. A Levite sent with the princes to teach the book of the law to
the inhabitants of Judah
(2 Chronicles 17:8)
3. One of the "chiefs of the people" after the Captivity