a Fourth son of David. His mother was Haggith, and he was born in Hebron (II Sam. 3:4; I Kings 1:11-53; 2:13-25). b A Levite (II Chron. 17:8). c A chief of the people, who joined Nehemiah in sealing the covenant (Neh. 10:14-16).
Meta. Hebron symbolizes the front brain, the seat of conscious thought. David at Hebron represents the love of the heart center in the act of becoming unified with understanding, or working in cooperation with it, in the head. While the thought that Adonijah symbolizes is good, it is a thought that tends more to service than to rulership. He may serve as a Levite, or as a chief of the people. He may not become king, however, because the idea for which he stands savors too much of the outer, or intellectual, and is not closely enough allied to the inner assurance and peace of heart, to the feeling of sonship, that is the true offspring of love (David).