Elementary, my dear Watson!
And why did Ahithophel, David’s counselor, hang himself? Isn’t that a bit extreme just because his advice was spurned? After all, Ahithophel had it made: he was a trusted counselor to King David. His advice was like one who inquires of God. “What would cause Ahithophel to betray his former king? To cause Absalom, David’s son, so insult his father in the way that he did?” asks Bailey. “Have you ever had a former friend/boss you ended up hating? Hating them enough to kill them?” They key to the mystery, advises Bailey: “Sometimes it’s not who you know or what you know: it’s what you know about who you know.”