2 Samuel 18 – 19 | Absalom completely overthrows his father David and takes David’s kingdom as his own. In a subsequent battle, Absalom becomes just another casualty war. David’s grief over his son’s death is so public that the soldiers who fought for him and won the battle are acting ashamed. David has to man up, right? His behavior is so not what you would expect from the best leader Israel ever had. Or is it?!