Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Sons of David-The Full Account


1 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, by Abigail the Carmelitess;
2  the third, Absalom the son of Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith;
3  the fifth, Shephatiah, by Abital; the sixth, Ithream, by his wife Eglah.
These six were born to him in Hebron. There he reigned seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years.
5  And these were born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon — four by Bathshua the daughter of Ammiel.
6  Also there were Ibhar, Elishama, Eliphelet,
7  Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,
8  Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet — nine in all.
These were all the sons of David, besides the sons of the concubines, and Tamar their sister.

The Seven Famous Sons of David
Amnon      -       Ahinoam the Jezreelitess
Daniel       -       Abigail the Carmelitess the wife of Nabaal
Absalom    -       Maacah the daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur
Adonijah    -       Haggith
Unamed Son -    Bathsheba the wife of Uriah and the daughter of Ammiel
Nathan      -       Bathsheba the wife of Uriah and the daughter of Ammiel
Solomon    -       Bathsheba the wife of Uriah and the daughter of Ammiel

The Only Famous Daughter of David
Tamar       -       Maacah the daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur

Eight Named Wives of David

Seven of David’s wives are credited with at least 20 sons plus one daughter over the course of his time in Hebron and Jerusalem while he reigned as King.

2 Samuel 13
14  However, he would not heed her voice; and being stronger than she, he forced her and lay with her.
15  Then Amnon hated her exceedingly, so that the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. And Amnon said to her, "Arise, be gone!"
16  So she said to him, "No, indeed! This evil of sending me away is worse than the other that you did to me." But he would not listen to her.
17  Then he called his servant who attended him, and said, "Here! Put this woman out, away from me, and bolt the door behind her."
18  Now she had on a robe of many colors, for the king’s virgin daughters wore such apparel. And his servant put her out and bolted the door behind her.
19  Then Tamar put ashes on her head, and tore her robe of many colors that was on her, and laid her hand on her head and went away crying bitterly.
20  And Absalom her brother said to her, "Has Amnon your brother been with you? But now hold your peace, my sister. He is your brother; do not take this thing to heart." So Tamar remained desolate in her brother Absalom’s house.
21 ¶  But when King David heard of all these things, he was very angry.
22  And Absalom spoke to his brother Amnon neither good nor bad. For Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

So what!!! So what if daddy was angry – So what if the King was angry … So what!!!  He never did anything about it.