Gn. 23:1-25:18 | 1Rs. 1:1-31
Sarah dies at 127 years-old. Avraham buries her in the cave of Machpelah, in Hebron. Avraham sends Eliezer, his servant, to look for a bride for his son Yitzchak in Charan. Rivkah meets Yitzhak while he is praying in the field. Avraham marries Keturah, has 6 children with her and is buried at 175 years-old next to Sarah by his children Ishmʿael and Yitzchak.
The book of Melachim begins with the story of the old King David. An image that shows a king who can no longer rule his kingdom, nor his own body: a young woman is brought to keep him warm when he cannot do so by himself. Meanwhile, his son Adoniah boasts of being the successor to the throne, although David had not passed away yet. In this context, Adoniah prepares a great banquet inviting all his followers and expressly leaves out his brother Shlomo and, among others, Nathan, the prophet—both very close to the old monarch.
El libro de Melajim, comienza con el relato del Rey David anciano. Una imagen que muestra un rey que ya no puede gobernar ni su propio cuerpo que necesita que le traigan el cuerpo de una joven que le dé calor cuando el propio no logra hacerlo. Mientras tanto, su hijo Adoniá, se vanagloriaba de ser el sucesor en el trono una vez que falleciera David, pero anticipándose a ésta.