"Direct Descent, David to
Zedekiah. [1 - 16]"
Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's
The birth of the sons of David took place from the late 960's to 953 B.C.; and the lives of these sons of David are recorded in Second Samuel. As you read through these names be aware that some of these names are recorded differently in the Old Testament records by the prophets. These are the records of the Kenite scribes after the time of the captivity, after the return and rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem. Prior to this chapter, you have a listing of all the kings of both the houses, Israel and Judah, to the time of their captivity.
I Chronicles 3:1 "Now these are the sons of David, which were born unto him in Hebron; the first born Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess:"
The sons of David named in these first four verses were born when David and the capital was in Hebron. Later David would have many more sons and daughters. These births are recorded in 2nd Samuel 3:2-5.
I Chronicles 3:2 "The Third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daugher of Talmai king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith:
David and Maachah, the daughter of king Talmai of Geshur, had Absalom, and a younger daughter Tamar. She will be introduced later. Absalom was the son that came after David to kill him and take over the throne of Israel. God protected David, and warned him to go to the other side of the Jordan, and Absalom, was kill while in chase of David, when his hair became caught in a tree limb, and hung him. Absalom was born in the Jubilee year, 958-957 B.C., hence his name of Jubilee.
I Chronicles 3:3 "The fifth, Shephatiah of Abital: the sixth, Ithream by Eglah his wife."
Eglah was the very first wife of David, and this is indicated in 2nd Samuel 3:5. She bare David his sixth son while they lived in Hebron. Jerusalem had not been taken by the children of Israel yet, so Hebron was the place of worship, and the capital of the house or nation that king Saul ruled.
I Chronicles 3:4 "These six were born unto him in Hebron; and there he reigned seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reighned thirty and three years."
Jerusalem was a unclean city, founded by the heathen Jebusites, and existed for hundreds of years after God gave the Children of Israel the promise land of Canaan, and they settled and allotted out the land. David fought the Jebusites, and took over the city for the capital city of Israel. Hebron would be the capital for only seven and a half years, until Jerusalem came under the complete control of king David, and the Israelites. So six of David's sons were born in Hebron, and the rest in Jerusalem.
I Chronicles 3:5 "These six were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four, of Bath-shua the daughter of Ammiel:"
Of the six born to David in Jerusalem, Solomon would become the king to follow David, while Nathan would be the one that would be in the lineage of the promised Messiah, Jesus the Christ. Luke 3:31 "Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,"
The lineage of Solomon would be the children and generations of kings over the house of Judah, and with the death of Jechoniah, that lineage ended. In verse 17 of this chapter, the "Assir" meaning "captive" is referring to king Zedekiah, and is not his proper name. Remember that when Jechoniah was captured by the Babylonians, and his sons killed; Zedekiah the cousin of Jechoniah was placed on the throne for that eleven years until Jerusalem was destroyed and the people taken captive. Again pay attention to names, for these Kenite scribes that we discussed in chapter 2, use meaning of names to deceive the reader, instead of the proper name.
"Bath-shua" is the name the Kenite scribe has attached to Bath-sheba, the mother of Solomon. David promised Bath-sheba that her firstborn would take the throne when he died, and on David's death bed when plans were being made for another son to ascend to the throne, David in private placed Solomon on the throne, while he was still alive. Bath-sheba's son Ammiel's true name is "Eliam" of 2nd Samuel 11:3. After David had relations with Bath-sheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite, David sent orders to send General Joab to send Uriah to the front of battle, and in doing that, Uriah was killed. David then took Bath-sheba for his wife, and that little child of David's became ill and died. God never allowed that infant to live, no matter what David did or said, because of his sin of murdering Uriah, Bath-sheba's husband.
I Chronicles 3:6 "Ibhar also, and Elishama, and Eliphelet,"
I Chronicles 3:7 "And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,"
I Chronicles 3:8 "And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine."
It states that nine were born here, but in 2nd Samuel 5:13-17 that there were eleven sons. Two of these sons died very young, such as at birth. Thus these Kenite scribes did not think it reasonable to mention these two souls in this genealogy count of nine. This type of reasoning is what is taking over the church today, and allowing abortion to become common in our land. "If there is one soul in that hunk of humanity, then it is okay to do away with it." It is how the laws were made in Nazi Germany in the thirties, and it is similar to the laws of our land today that allows for the murder of these infants. As long as the Kenite mind is in control in the land, this will be common in the laws and the minds of the people. When "Quality of life" is measured against "Sanctity of life"; the world will always chose Quality of their life, over the Sanctity of that child's life. It is what set up the horrors of the Nazi world, and from those laws come the laws of today that redefine words, and ideas, and were the forerunner of the mass murdering that is going on today in doctor offices, and back alleys, and called medicine. It is the medicine of the devil; and today in ignorance of God's laws and grace, even Christians take part in this mass murdering of children in our nation.
I Chronicles 3:9 "These were all the sons of David, beside the sons of the concubines, and Tamar there sister."
II Samuel 13 tells of the love between David's son, Amnon, who fell in love with his half-brother Absalom's sister Tamar [had a common mother]. Amnon was so much in love that he was continually sick over the love he had for her. She was a young virgin and completely innocent of the love that Amnon had for her. In time Amon went to his friend Jonadab, who was a very subtle man, and Jonadab set a trap for Amon to take Tamar, and in time rape her. Sounds like a Kenite frame of mind.
Amon followed Jonadab's plan, and Tamar, her innocence, allowed herself to be trapped by her half-brother. In verse eleven; "And when she had brought them unto him to eat, he took hold of her, and said unto her, "Come lie with me, my sister." [Where as she was actually her half brother] He asked her three times and she refused to lie with Amon, so in verse fourteen; "...being stronger that she, forced her, and lay with her." After the rape of his niece, he hated her all the more, and sought to brand his sister as a harlot. In remorse, she put ashes on her head, and rent her garments, and went into the stages of a defiled woman.
When news of what Amon did to his sister, he plotted to have a party for the sons of the king. When Amon arrived and became drunk, the servants of the Absalom were instructed to kill him; as they did. When news got to David, it had been stretched to the point that Absalom had killed all the sons of David, for the message was carried by Jonadab, the same person that planned the rape for Amon in the first place. Of course Absalom fled once Amon was dead. Remember that Absalom and Tamar were both the grandchildren of the king of Geshur, for David married Maachah the daughter of Talmai the king of Geshur, and Absalom feared what David would do to him.
I Chronicles 3:10 "And Solomon's son was Rehoboam, Abia his son, Asa his son, Johoshaphat his son,"
When king Solomon died, the kingdom of Israel was split into two parts. Israel became two separate nation, or houses; with two separate kings, and capitals. The house of Judah would be the nation or house that would retain the lineage of David, while the northern kingdom of the house of Israel would select Jeroboam as its king. God would from that day forth deal with each nation separately, and would in time divorce the one, Israel, and maintain His ties and relationship to the house of Judah. As you follow the lineage of David, you will see that the house of Judah would maintain the family ties of David, but the house of Israel would have various family ties with it's reigning kings. The books of first and second kings follow each of these nations as the continue independently of each other.
The nation of the house of Judah, had the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, with a part of the Levi tribe, as Levi was scattered amongst all the tribes. Then to in time the Kenites, Nethinims would multiply and virtually take over the priestly duties within the temple. In time the house of Judah was overthrown by Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians, and put into bondage for seventy years. When Judah came out of bondage, a small remnant of about 43,000 returned to rebuild the streets and walls of Jerusalem, yet of that number about half were not of the lineage of Israel or Abraham, but Kenites of the lineage of Cain.
After the death of Solomon in 897 B.C.; the nation of Israel split and the two nations headed in different directions. The house of Israel continued for one hundred and twenty years, until the Assyrians captured the house of Israel in 722 B.C. and removed them off the land of Palestine, to a location north of Lake Van in Iraq of today, where in a short time they migrated through the Caucasus mountains, and one into Europe as tribal units. Though they had many different names, they still were known by one name, that was "Caucasians". To this date that name has stayed with people who's origins were of one of these ten tribes, or the part tribe of Levi that came through the migrations with Israel to the different lands that they finally settled in, to become many nations.
So basically these Chronicles are pertaining mostly to the house of Judah, that will continue much longer than the house of Israel as a nation. After the captivity of Judah, these people continued in part in Jerusalem, and Judea until the coming of Jesus the Messiah, and up to 70 A.D.
I Chronicles 3:11 "Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son,"
Many of these names are part of the line of kings that ruled over the house of Judah, and the listing of these kings and the time of their reign is given at the beginning of this chapter. Notice that many of the names are spelt differently in the Chronicles than recorded in the books of Samuel and Kings.
I Chronicles 3:12 "Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son,"
Remember these are the kings of the lineage of the house of Judah, not Israel, as is presented in the section called "Kings", on page 31 - 33.
I Chronicles 3:13 "Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son,"
King Ahaz was a very evil king, bring in many heathen religious practices, and virtually eliminating God's laws and teaching from the Temple and the people. Then came king Hezekiah, who saw a vision and went to Isaiah to have it revealed. God was going to take his life, but after a promise Hezekiah made to God; who would in turn bring the ways and laws of God back into the house of Judah. Hezekiah did as he promised God, and for this God promised and did extend his life another thirteen years. Then came by far the worse king of all the house of Judah, king Manasseh who tried to destroy all record completely of God Laws and promises. These stories are detailed in Second Kings chapters sixteen through twenty.
While all this was going on in the nation of Judah, Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Israel, to reign in Samaria and reigned for forty one years. While in office, Jeroboam did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. There are two kings over the house of Israel named Jeroboam, one built idols to keep the ten tribes from going to Jerusalem to worship as God demanded. The other took the throne many years later, and was far worse than the first king that took over the ten tribes after the death of king Solomon.
I Chronicles 3:14 "Amon his son, Josiah his son."
I Chronicles 3:15 "And the sons of Josiah were, the firstborn Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum."
King Josiah's firstborn was heir to the throne, but Johanan's name is Jehoahaz, as recorded in 2 Kings 23:39. Zedekiah's is the Mattaniah of 2 Kings 24:17, 18, and he was appointed the last king of the house of Judah, before their captivity to Babylon. It was Zedekiah's daughters that Jeremiah took to Egypt, and on to Spain, and Ireland to marry into the king blood lines of Zarah, as will be given at the close of this chapter. Remember the story of the twins of Judah, in Genesis 38:26-30, and the three time overturning as prophesied the king line of David would be? This first overturning was from Zedekiah's daughters, into Ireland, then on to Scotland, and then when King James the sixth moved his throne from Scotland to England, completed that three times of overturning.
I Chronicles 3:16 "And the sons of Johiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son."
The last five chapters of Jeremiah deal with the problems that the nation of the house of Judah had with the foreign nations around her. After the fall of the house of Israel between 745 and 722 B.C. by the Assyrians, the house of Judah continued for an additional hundred and fifty years. Assyria fell by the wayside as a world power, and king Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians ruled the known world at that time. God revealed himself to Jeremiah the prophet, and told him that because of the wickedness in the land, Judah would go into captivity in Babylon, and it would happen. As Jeremiah went through out the land to warn the people, he was beaten, put in a dung pit, mocked and jailed, but Jeremiah wept and pleaded with the men of Judah to accept it and submit themselves to Nebuchadnezzar.
Twenty five hundred so called men [preachers or priest] of God told the people, you don't have to worry, God will protect us, we are not going into captivity. And the people and the king and princes believe these false preachers. The Babylonian army came and destroyed Jerusalem, killed those false preachers, and took many of the people of Judah back to Babylon, while leaving a remnant there in the land of Judea. Judah remained in captivity for that seventy years, and during that seventy years, the Kenites took over completely the duties of the scribes and of the priesthood of the Levites. In fact coming out of Babylon, Ezra stopped to take count of his priests, and of the 365 priests returning to set up the priesthood, not one of them was of the sons of Levi, as recorded in Ezra 8:15.
Get the picture? the stage was set for the coming of Christ, for when Jesus was born, they wanted to kill the Christ child. When Jesus started his ministry, the Jewish Kenite religious leaders sought how they could murder Jesus, and this premeditation of murder continued through Jesus entire ministry, and he was faced by them at every turn in His life. Many wonder why God would allow this to happen to His own Son.
Friend, that was the purpose for the Son of God to be born through the womb of woman. To live in His flesh body and suffer all the things that you and I do. That was God's plan from before the start of this flesh age, for it was a time when God's children, those souls that God created in that first earth age, that fell away from Him to follow Satan; and this earth age of flesh man allows all souls to be born in innocence and tested whether they will follow God or Satan.
The Kenities, the sons of Satan through Cain in the garden of Eden are the negative part of God's plan, they were interlocked with Adam and Adam's family all down through the years. That is the reason that Satan had his children mix with the children of Abraham, and try to pollute the lineage of Christ. That did not happen, and so these Kenites then plotted to have our Lord killed, and hung on the cross along with the thieves. By following through with the murder of Jesus Christ, the perfect, spotless and blameless sacrifice, these Kenites doomed their father Satan. That death sentence will be carried out after the great white throne judgment, and the will and Prophetic course of events have taken place.
Yet the rest of God's plan and prophecy still had to take place also, which it did: For Jeremiah took the daughters of Zedekiah, the last king of the house of Judah, and the three overturnings started. First from Jerusalem to Ireland, then Ireland to Scotland, and the third from Scotland to England, where the kings and queens of the Judah have continued to reign until our Lord returns and sits on that throne back in Jerusalem. Only then will the two house be joined back together, as is recorded by Ezekiel joining of the two stick back together as one, recorded in Ezekiel 37:15-38.
I Chronicles 3:17 "And the sons of Jeconiah; Assir, Salathiel his son,"
These men named in the next few verses were the princes that went into the captivity of Babylon, and many of them were hunted down for taking part in the murder of the governor that Nebuchadnezzar placed over the remnant that stayed in Judah, and did not go back to Babylon. When the house of Judah came out of captivity, they were completely mixed with the Kenites, the sons of Cain. They were not of the Abrahamic lineage, but were in charge of all religious activity. It would be their traditions that would be held dear to the religious leaders from this time forth, and not the laws of God and Moses. Although they sat in the seat of Moses, they did not follow those laws for themselves. The law becomes a means to extract money, and the temple was where it was done. This is why Jesus went into the temple and overthrew the tables of the money-changers.
Matthew 21:12, 13 "And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,"  "And said unto them, "It is written, `My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.' " 
I Chronicles 3:18 "Malchiram also, and Pedaiah, and Shenazar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah."
I Chronicles 3:19 "And the sons of Pedaiah were Zerubbabel, and Shimei: and the sons of Zerubbabel; Meshullam, and Hananiah, and Shelomith their sister:"
"Zerubbabel" means "born in captivity", and this Zerubbabel is identified as being the "son of Pedaiah", probable a Kenite as they enjoyed confusing us by mixing their blood lines with Judah's. Matthew 1:12 and Ezra 3:2 and 5:2; states the Zerubbabel, the man of God and of the bloodline of Jesus, father's name was Shaeltiel. So once again there is a mixing of names, adding confusion to what is being said here. This is why we must continue to compare names with their fathers to get the accurate report. The first part of this chapter was accurate, but the rest are names are probably of Kenite families that had mixed with the House of Judah, and placed in the record by these Kenite scribes.
I Chronicles 3:20 "And Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah, Jushab-hesed, five."
I Chronicles 3:21 "And the sons of Hananiah; Pelatiah, and Jesaiah: the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obvadiah, the sons of Shechaniah."
I Chronicles 3:22 "And the sons of Shechaniah; Shemaiah: and the sons of Shemaiah; Hattush, and Igeal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and Shaphat, six."
I Chronicles 3:23 "And the sons of Neariah; Elioenai, and Hezekiah, and Azikam, three."
I Chronicles 3:24 "And the sons of Elioenai were, Hodaiah, and Eliashib, and Pelaiah, and Akkub, and Johnan, and Dalaiah, and Anani, seven."
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