1 Chronicles 3 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

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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.

3:5 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.

3:15 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.

3:19 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.

3:22 And the sons of Shechaniah; Shemaiah: and the sons of Shemaiah; Hattush, and Igeal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and Shaphat, g six.

(g) So that Shemaiah was Shechaniah's natural son, and the other five his nephews and in all there were six.