Abishag Biblical Women in World and Hebrew Literature This article focuses on the fate of biblical women in post-biblical times. Abishag: Bible 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). Abishag: Midrash and Aggadah Abishag is described in Rabbinic literature as a woman possessing self-respect and a mind of her own, who is not deterred from confronting King David himself. How to cite this pageJewish Women's Archive. "Abishag." (Viewed on January 19, 2017) <https://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/9954>.