And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, 'O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!' . . . But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, 'O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!' These words taken from Second Samuel 18:33 and 19:4 are among the saddest words found in all the Bible. They are the words of King David, whose son, Absalom, had been struck down as he fled for his life after leading a treacherous rebellion against his father's throne. The book you now hold in your hand is a powerful and penetrating examination of the tragic life and death of Absalom, The Rebel Prince. It is perfect for Family Worship, personal devotions, or pastoral meditation.
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