Sunday, May 2, 2010
David picks up 7 wives and 10 concubines
1 Chronicles 3:1 "These are the sons of David who were born in Hebron:
The oldest was Amnon, whose mother was Ahinoam from Jezreel.
The second was Daniel, whose mother was Abigail from Carmel.
2 The third was Absalom, whose mother was Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur.
The fourth was Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith.
3 The fifth was Shephatiah, whose mother was Abital.
The sixth was Ithream, whose mother was Eglah, David’s wife.
4 These six sons were born to David in Hebron, where he reigned seven and a half years.
Then David reigned another thirty-three years in Jerusalem. 5 The sons born to David in Jerusalem included Shammua,[a] Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon. Their mother was Bathsheba,[b] the daughter of Ammiel. 6 David also had nine other sons: Ibhar, Elishua,[c] Elpelet,[d] 7 Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, 8 Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet.
9 These were the sons of David, not including his sons born to his concubines. Their sister was named Tamar."
One of the ways we know the Bible is true, is that it does not embellish the main characters. The heroes, if you will.
If this guy was living today he would be put in jail.
It didn't go so swimmingly for him even back then. His sons did not come up as exemplary, and family squabbles were part of his life.
Wife number seven - Bathsheba - was to die for!
Except it was her husband that ended up dying, so David could have her!
This was not the best part of David's life...