Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

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Today’s Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day: Dad’s concubines (2 Samuel 16:20-23).

Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give us your counsel; what shall we do?”

Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Go in to your father’s concubines, the ones he has left to look after the house; and all Israel will hear that you have made yourself odious to your father, and the hands of all who are with you will be strengthened.”

So they pitched a tent for Absalom upon the roof; and Absalom went in to his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel. Now in those days the counsel that Ahithophel gave was as if one consulted the oracle of God; so all the counsel of Ahithophel was esteemed, both by David and by Absalom.

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  • Guest

    And Absalom said “I was hoping for more of the military strategy kind of counsel, but, hey, free sex.”

  • flat

    Hey oepidus, absalom called he want his relationship back.

  • Randy Owens

    At least “pitching a tent” probably didn’t have the same connotations then that it does these days.

  • Amaryllis

    I was really hoping against hope that “Dad” was somebody’s name… but I’ve heard this story before. Sigh.

    I only know what I read in novels. But yes, having semi-public or obvious sex with the deposed king’s wives or concubines or harem girls seems to have been a Thing. A way to establish just who’s The Man around here now. (Their consent, or more probable lack of it, is irrelevant. Ugh.)