Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Then tidings came to Joab: for Joab had turned after Adonijah, though he turned not after Absalom. And Joab fled unto the tabernacle of the LORD, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

Bible References

Joab had

1 Kings 1:7
He collaborated with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest, and they supported him.
Deuteronomy 32:35
I will get revenge and pay them back at the time their foot slips; for the day of their disaster is near, and the impending judgment is rushing upon them!"
2 Samuel 18:2
David then sent out the army -- a third under the leadership of Joab, a third under the leadership of Joab's brother Abishai son of Zeruiah, and a third under the leadership of Ittai the Gittite. The king said to the troops, "I too will indeed march out with you."

Caught

1 Kings 1:50
Adonijah feared Solomon, so he got up and went and grabbed hold of the horns of the altar.
Exodus 27:2
You are to make its four horns on its four corners; its horns will be part of it, and you are to overlay it with bronze.

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