Abiathar the priest, standing before angry king Solomon, expected to be executed because he had told the people of Israel that Adonijah should be their king. God's Sentence. "You are guilty of treason!" Solomon exclaimed to Abiathar. "But I won't put you to death now because you served for so many years as priest during my father's reign and shared all his troubles. However, you are no longer to serve as a priest. Go to your home in the country outside Jerusalem and stay there." (I Kings 2:26-27.)
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