Won’t Get Fooled Again
Those loyal to David have put down the rebellion and, to Davids great grief, killed the rebel leader Absalom. Now the king needs to reunite the nation and there are fears, rivalries, and enduring bitterness to deal with. We saw a number of encounters with interesting individuals as David left Jerusalem, now we see a series of interesting encounters as he returns. We see David very much in charge but acting quite the politician in perhaps the best and worst connotations of that term. David winning the peace, but at what cost?