The meeting at En-rogel (1 Kings 1:9-1:10)

“Adonijah sacrificed sheep, oxen, and fatlings by the stone Zoheleth, which is beside En-rogel. He invited all his brothers, the king’s sons, and all the royal officials of Judah. But he did not invite Nathan the prophet, Benaiah, David’s warriors, or Solomon his brother.”

Now we see that the plot thickens. There is going to be a big sacrifice near En-rogel, a place near the Judah/Benjamin border where there was a stone that is only mentioned here. Adonijah invited lots of people, the king’s sons and all the royal officials. However, Nathan the prophet and Benaiah, David’s body guard, were not invited. Neither were David’s thirty warriors or his brother Solomon. This could mean that trouble is brewing.