Wednesday, October 01, 2008

David's Family I Chronicles 3

I Chronicles 3:4 "These six were born unto him in Hebron; and there he reigned seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years."

David was quite a character. Before he went to Jerusalem, which was a stronghold of the original inhabitants, he reigned in Hebron. There he had six sons by six different wives:

Michal was the wife taken away by Saul who was her father.

Ahinoam was a Jezreelitess, son Amnon
Abigail was a Carmelitess, originally married to Nabal, he would not give David food for his men but Abigail did, son Daniel (don't think it was the Daniel we know).
Maachah was daughter of king of Geshur, taken on one of David's raids, son Absalom.
Haggith, son Adonijah, killed by Solomon for seeking the throne.
Abital, son Shephatiah.
Eglah, son Ithream.

In Jerusalem he had other sons born but Solomon is the most prominent in scripture. He was born of Bathsheba, spelled Bathshua here. She was the wife of Uriah whom David conspired to kill. She and David lost the child they conceived in their transgression as a penalty for their sin.

From this line we get Asa a good king, Hezekiah a good king and Josiah who was a good king.

Psalm 84:2 "My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God."

Keywords: Bible Study, Old Testament, Chronicles, David, Bathsheba, Solomon. The posterity of David itemized.

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