King David in old age was stricken and would not get warm in bed. Even though his servants covered him with clothes and other needs, this did not work. His ‘physicians’ proposed to bring a young virgin to lie in bed with David, so to get him warm again.
King David is 70 years old at the time, the girl they bring over is Abishag. It is said that Abishag became a wife, others say she was a concubine. The predominant view among Christian scholars is that she got married to King David and became a wife.
One of the reasons Abishag was brought to David was to cater for all his needs, be that food, washing him, cleaning the house, or his sexual needs, the latter was the main reason.
God describes David as someone who was after HIS “heart”:
“After removing Saul, he made DAVID THEIR KING…
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