8:4 hamstrung all the chariot horses. According to Deut. 17:16, the kings of Israel were not to “acquire many horses.” Nevertheless, two of David’s sons, Absalom and Adonijah, later dramatize their bids for the throne by preparing chariots and having fifty men run before them (15:1; 1 Kin. 1:5; cf. 1 Sam. 8:11). A third son, Solomon, will become well-known for his chariot (1 Kin. 4:26–28; 9:22; 10:26–29).