Then tidings came to Joab: for Joab had turned after Adonijah, though he turned not after Absalom. And Joab fled unto the tabernacle of the LORD, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.
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George Leo Haydock
Joab. The Latin manuscripts, except one, and almost all the ancient editions of Sixtus, read Solomon. "And a messenger came to Solomon that Joab "
Solomon. Hebrew, Absalom. Septuagint vary. The difference is of little consequence. (Calmet)