The composition is a depiction of (I Samuel 25:18-35). King David accepting gifts of food and wine for his army
from Abigail in exchange for not taking revenge on her town and her husband Nabal, who refused to provide provisions.
King David was impressed with Abigail's sincerity, 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 grate-ful 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