At the advice of Joab, a local wise woman
pleads with David to spare Absalom's life.
Absalom returns from exile and goes to
Jerusalem. Details show: 1
-a falcon sitting on the wrist of his
2 -horse halter.
3 -horse halter.
Absalom then spends two years in Jerusalem
without ever seeing David. In the two years, he also has attempted,
in vain, to garner Joab's help. In retribution against Joab, Absalom
sets fire to Joab's barley fields. Details show: 1
-period torch. 2
3 -a field of barley.