2 Samuel 17-18. The Ninja Plot of Ahitophel & the Fall of Avshalom. Ahitophel, the wise court counselor counsels to finish off David in a hurry, with a clandestine, stealthy, ninja-like night attack. Hushai, another counselor, secretly loyal to David, offers opposite advise. Taking advantage of Avshalom's vanity, he offers council that enables David to regroup and plan an attack. This lesson is all about stealth, spies, spying, and more spies. Examples are given showing relationships between the Biblical stories to modern times and events. Ahitophel commits suicide, and Avshalom is defeated in battle. The details of both these events teach us many pertinent lessons very applicable to modern times.