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TO VOL. III.
Sect. II. Ish bosheth is slain by Baanah and Rechab. David
Sect. III. David is anointed king over all Israel, Public re-
Sect. IV. David takes Zion. Makes an alliance with Hiram
Sect. V. David defeats the Philistines at Baal Perazim. A
Sect. VI. David again defeats the Philistines.
Sect. VII. David fetches the ark from Kirjath-jearim with
Sect. VIII. The ark carried by the priests and Levites to Jeru-
Sect. IX. David forms a design to build a house for the Lord.
Is encouraged to do so by Nathan the prophet. Nathan
commanded of God to forbid David's building the house.
Blessings promised to his posterity.. David's prayer and
Sect. XII. David sends ambassadors to Hanun king of the Am-
monites. They are ill-treated. A war ensues. Great
Sect. XIII. David causes Uriah, the husband of Bathsheba, to
be slain in battle. He takes Bathsheba to be his wife.
Nathan the prophet sent to reprove David for his
Sect. XIV. David's child is struck with sickness. David's la-
mentation. His resignation to the will of God.
Sect. XV. David subdues the Ammonites.
Sect. XVI. Absalom, one of David's sons, kills his brother
Amnon. He flees from David. Joab at length prevails
Sect. XVIII. David goes up mount Olivet weeping. Ahitho-
phel joins with Absalom. Hushai follows David, but by
Sect. XIX. Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth, by deceit obtains
the inheritance of his master. Shimei curses David.
Sect. XX. Hushai defeats the counsels of Ahithophel. Amasa
is made general instead of Joab by Absalom.
Sect. XXI. Succours are brought to king David. He gives
a charge concerning his son Absalom. Absalom is hanged
in an Oak. Joab kills him, The king laments his
Sect. XXII. Joab reproves the king for his immoderate grief,
David ceases to lament the death of Absalom. He re-
turns to Jordan, and is met by the tribe of Judah. page 96
Sect. XXIII. The king pardons Shimei. He passes over
Sect. XXIV. A contest between the tribes concerning conduct-
ing the king to Jerusalein. A rebellion ensues. David
returns to his house. Mephibosheth meets the king and
Sect. XXVII. David numbers the people. A pestilence ensues.
David purchases the threshing-floor of Onan. He builds
Sect. XXVIII. David makes preparations towards building the
Sect. XXIX. Adonijah proclaimed king by Abiathar. Nathan
the prophet, by David's command, anoints Solomon and
proclaims him. The people accept him. Adonijah flees
Sect. XXX. David makes preparations towards the temple.
Commands Solomon to build it. Charges the princes to
Sect. XXXIII. Solomon begins his reign. Adonijah is put to
death. Abiathar is removed from the high priest's office.
Joab put to death. Shimei slain.
Sect. XXXI. David gives a charge to Solomon his son and dies. 137
Sect. XXXII. A retrospective view of the life of king David as