The composition is a depiction of (I Samuel 25:18-35). King David is accepting gifts of food and wine for his
army from Abigail in exchange for not taking revenge on her town and her hus-band Nabal, who refused to provide
provisions. King David was impressed with Abigail's sin-cerity, good sense, and desire to protect her husband.
Abigail told Nabal, who was recovering from a drunken binge, how she prevented a catastrophe. After hearing this
news he suffered a stroke, was paralyzed, and a few days later died. King David was grateful to Abigail for preventing
him from causing so much death and destruction, and when he learned of Nabal's death they were married.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER