2 Samuel 17-18 Comic Strip
Updated: 3/20/2020
2 Samuel 17-18 Comic Strip

Storyboard Text

  • *Triangular diamond thing is Avshalom's hair
  • I, Achitophel, advise that we go after David while he's tired from fleeing.
  • I, Chushai, advise that you gather a giant army and then destroy David's army.
  • I agree with you!
  • Chushai sends word to David about the plans, and David decides to move his camp.
  • Okay everyone, it's time to move across the Jordan.
  • Avshalom's army also crossed the Jordan and "The Israelites and [Avshalom] encamped in the district of Gilead" (2 Samuel 17:26)
  • David's army goes out to fight Avshalom.
  • Fine.
  • Let's prepare for battle, everyone, but "Deal gently with my boy [Avshalom], for my sake" (2 Samuel 18:5)
  • You're not coming.
  • "[Avshalom] encountered some of David's followers. [Avshalom] was riding on a mule, and as the mule passed under the tangled branches of a great terebinth, his hair got caught in the terebinth; he was held between heaven and earth as the mule under him kept going (2 Samuel 18:9)
  • *The mule looked a lot like a donkey, at least in this rendition of the tale
  • Yoav ordered that Avshalom be killed. Afterward, two messengers went to tell David about the battle.
  • Avshalom is dead! Yay!
  • I'm not sure.
  • Is Avshalom safe?