BIBLE: 1 Chronicles Chapter 3 – Headline “David & Sons” [Poetry, Philosophy, Humor, Riddle]

Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.

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I Chronicles 3

The Family of David

  • RIDDLE: Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it, five in the middle is seen; include both the first of all letters and the first of all figures, which stand in the middle between. Use Roman numerals, join all together, and then will be seen the name of a king; who fathered the messiah, who reigns for an M and in Roman numerals it’s one thousand the same.
  • For answer see: Biblical Puzzles

I Chronicles 3:1 Now these were the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: The firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second, Daniel (Chileab, 2 Sam. 3:3), by Abigail the Carmelitess;

I Chronicles 3:the third, Absalom the son of Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith;

I Chronicles 3:the fifth, Shephatiah, by Abital; the sixth, Ithream, by his wife Eglah.

I Chronicles 3:These six were born to him in Hebron. There he reigned seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years.

I Chronicles 3:And these were born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea (Shammua, 1 Chr. 14:4; 2 Sam. 5:14), Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon—four by Bathshua (Bathsheba, 2 Sam. 11:3)the daughter of Ammiel (Eliam, 2 Sam. 11:3).

I Chronicles 3:Also there were Ibhar, Elishama (Elishua, 1 Chr. 14:5; 2 Sam. 5:15), Eliphelet (Elpelet, 1 Chr. 14:5),

I Chronicles 3:Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,

I Chronicles 3:Elishama, Eliada (Beeliada, 1 Chr. 14:7), and Eliphelet—nine in all.

I Chronicles 3:These were all the sons of David, besides the sons of the concubines, and Tamar their sister.

  • One unmentioned son of King David is “Harley”. You know, “Harley – David’s Son”.
  • Not only did David have a Harley, but his Triumph was heard though out Jerusalem.

The Family of Solomon

  • From Solomon’s family line came the Messiah, Jesus.
    • One of the meanings of the biblical word “rain” means teacher and faithful teacher is the Messiah. (He will come down to us like the rain)
    • Therefore; Solomon not only reigned, but he also brought about the “Rain”

I Chronicles 3:10 Solomon’s son was Rehoboam; Abijah (Abijam, 1 Kin. 15:1) was his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son,

  • Solomon was named Solo-man because he reigned alone.

I Chronicles 3:11 Joram (Jehoram, 2 Kin. 1:17; 8:16) his son, Ahaziah (Or Azariah or Jehoahaz) his son, Joash (Jehoash, 2 Kin. 12:1) his son,

I Chronicles 3:14 Amon his son, and Josiah his son.

I Chronicles 3:15 The sons of Josiah were Johanan the firstborn, the second Jehoiakim (Eliakim, 2 Kin. 23:34), the third Zedekiah, and the fourth Shallum (Jehoahaz, 2 Kin. 23:31).

I Chronicles 3:16 The sons of Jehoiakim were Jeconiah (Jehoiachin, 2 Kin. 24:8, or Coniah, Jer. 22:24) his son and Zedekiah (Mattaniah, 2 Kin. 24:17) his son.

  • Solomon was known for his wisdom:
    • A bus driver displayed Solomon’s wisdom when two women got in a fight over the last seat on the bus: the driver shouted, “Let the ugly one take the seat!”
      Both women stood for the rest of the journey.
  • King Solomon the Wise
    Had a thousand wives
    But he repented when he finally realized
    For every wife he courted and saw
    He also gained a mother-in-law

The Family of Jeconiah

I Chronicles 3:17 And the sons of Jeconiah (Jehoiachin, 2 Kin. 24:8, or Coniah, Jer. 22:24)were Assir, Shealtiel his son (Or the captive were Shealtiel), 18 and Malchiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah.

I Chronicles 3:19 The sons of Pedaiah were Zerubbabel and Shimei. The sons of Zerubbabel were Meshullam, Hananiah, Shelomith their sister,

I Chronicles 3:20 and Hashubah, Ohel, Berechiah, Hasadiah, and Jushab-Hesed—five in all.

I Chronicles 3:21 The sons of Hananiah were Pelatiah and Jeshaiah, the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, and the sons of Shechaniah.

I Chronicles 3:22 The son of Shechaniah was Shemaiah. The sons of Shemaiah were Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat—six in all.

I Chronicles 3:23 The sons of Neariah were Elioenai, Hezekiah, and Azrikam—three in all.

I Chronicles 3:24 The sons of Elioenai were Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah, and Anani—seven in all.

  • Which son of David has two fathers?
    • He who is the Son of David and the Son of God.
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