Absalom's Pillar in the Kidron Valley. Absalom's shrine has traditionally been identified as the monument of Absalom, rebellious son of King David. For centuries, it was the custom among passersby, Jews, Christians and Muslims, to throw stones at the monument. Residents of Jerusalem would bring their unruly children to the site to teach them what became of a rebellious son. The Monument of Absalom existed in the days of Josephus, and was referred to in his Antiquities.