And the king said to them, “Take with you the servants of your lord and have Solomon my son ride on my mule and bring him down to Gihon. Bible see other translations

“mule.” See commentary on 2 Samuel 13:29.

“Gihon.” That is, the Gihon Spring, which was on the eastern side of the city, and it would have been surrounded by a large and well-fortified gate area. Also, this was only about 650 yards from En-rogel, which is on the southeast end of the city where Adonijah was proclaiming himself king. The two opposing groups could quite easily hear each other.

Commentary for: 1 Kings 1:33