When King David (reigned c. 1005–965 bce) ages and his health fails, a beautiful young woman is sought throughout Israel to lie in his bosom and keep him warm. The king does not have sexual relations with Abishag (I Kgs 1:4).
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Abishag." (Viewed on June 26, 2016) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/9954>.