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    to the throne

    At length, Ishbaal lost the main prop of his tottering cause by remonstrating with Abner for marrying Rizpah, one of Saul's concubines, an alliance which according to contemporary notions, implied pretensions to the throne.

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    Re: to the throne

    "main prop" - main support of/main argument for

    "pretensions to the throne" - Abner's marriage to Saul's concubine indicated that Abner hoped he might one day become king.

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