3:1 Now these were the sons of a David, which were born unto him in Hebron; the firstborn Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second b Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess:
(a) He returns to the genealogy of David, to show
that Christ came from his stock.
(b) Who in (2 Samuel
3:3) is called Chileab, born of her that was Nabal's wife the Carmelite.
And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and
Solomon, four, of c Bathshua the
daughter of Ammiel:
(c) Called also Bathsheba the daughter of Eliam:
for they gave them various names.
3:6 Ibhar also, and d
Elishama, and Eliphelet,
(d) Elishama, or Elishua, (2 Samuel
5:15) and Eliphelet died, and David named those sons who were born next by
the same names; in the book of kings his living children are mentioned and here
both they that were alive and dead.
And the sons of Josiah [were], the e
firstborn Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.
(e) So called because he was preferred for the
royal dignity before his brother Jehoiakim who was the elder.
And the sons of Pedaiah [were], f
Zerubbabel, and Shimei: and the sons of Zerubbabel; Meshullam, and Hananiah, and
Shelomith their sister:
(f) Matthew says that Zerubbabel was the son of
Shealtiel, meaning that he was his nephew according to the Hebrew speech: for
he was Pedaiah's son.
And the sons of Shechaniah; Shemaiah: and the sons of Shemaiah; Hattush, and
Igeal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and Shaphat, g
(g) So that Shemaiah was Shechaniah's natural
son, and the other five his nephews and in all there were six.