Absalom was home in Jerusalem.
He was home in his house.
Yet, King David, his father, would not see him.
Then, the Word gives some curious, interesting personal detail about Absalom…
2 Sa 14:25-27
Now in all Israel was no one as handsome as Absalom, so highly praised;
from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no defect in him.
When he cut the hair of his head (and it was at the end of every year that he cut it, for it was heavy on him so he cut it), he weighed the hair of his head at 200 shekels by the king’s weight.
To Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar;
she was a woman of beautiful appearance.
Absalom was more handsome than anyone else in Israel.
He was praised for his appearance.
Handsome from head to foot.
There was no physical defect in him.
His hair was the talk of people.
He cut it once a year…at the end of the year.
He cut it for it was heavy, apparently five pounds!
Absalom had a family.
Three unnamed sons.
One daughter named Tamar, after Absalom’s sister?
Tamar was beautiful.
Why all the detail?
Some will be important to the account of David’s family as we continue.
Other points just emphasize that their family was as families are today.
A beautiful family.
The King’s son…heir?
What more could one want?
To see the King?
To be the King?