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June 19, 2019

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Reading along with us in 1 Chronicles? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Chronicles 3 (ESV)

These are the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron.....Continue Reading

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  1. I found my mind swirling with all the stories associated with these names….”why don’t we hear about David’s first born?…Oh, yeah, that’s right he raped his sister and killed by his brother.” That’s why it is mentioned that Tamar is their sister.

  2. This is interesting in that it appears to be a summary of everyone we will read about in 1st and 2nd Chronicles. Some of the names appear to be spelled different though [Jeconiah son of Jehoiakim looks to be referred to as Jehoiachin in 2 Chronisles 36:9]

  3. Of the genealogies, the line of David is most important to the books of Chronicles. These are the ones we will read about. It’s interesting the names that stick out because of either the great good or the great evil that they did. It just reenforces that our legacy is determined by the choices we make. It is also interesting that David’s time in Hebron and Jerusalem are distinguished. Hebron is the place of beginnings, faithfulness and maybe simplicity. Jerusalem is God’s Holy city where David’s glory is established and his greatest sins are committed. And yes, what turmoil existed in David’s nuclear family. We have seen in our Bible studies in the Hebrew Scriptures that of all the ways David was faithful to God, he was a poor father, with very little direction and correction given to his family. It is a glaring gap that brought a lot of destruction and pain.

  4. Fifteen sons listed, with Solomon as the tenth son born in birth order ???

    1These are the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: the firstborn, Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelite; the second, Daniel, by Abigail the Carmelite, 2the third, Absalom, whose mother was Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; the fourth, Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith; 3the fifth, Shephatiah, by Abital; the sixth, Ithream, by his wife Eglah; 4six were born to him in Hebron, where he reigned for seven years and six months. And he reigned thirty-three years in Jerusalem. 5These were born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea, Shobab, Nathan and Solomon, four by Bath-shua, the daughter of Ammiel; 6then Ibhar, Elishama, Eliphelet, 7Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, 8Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine. 9All these were David’s sons, besides the sons of the concubines, and Tamar was their sister.

  5. Brenda and I read Chapter 3 this morning, June 21. I was amazed at how many wives David had and realized that his behavior had an impact on his son, Solomon. Solomon was most likely just following the pattern of behavior he learned from his Father.

    It is interesting to consider that David is called a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22). Being a ‘man after God’s own heart’ does not mean one is sinless, for this chapter highlights failures in the life of David. Obviously, God weighs the heart and sees more than our outward actions. has a good article on how David can be called a man after God’s own heart.

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