After a few chapters in Psalms we move back to 1 Chronicles, cracking open Chapter 3 today. A reminder that the first two chapters of 1 Chronicles were a listing of the genealogy of various characters in the Bible. That remains the same for this chapter.
“These were the sons of David born to him in Hebron…” – 1 Chronicles 3:1
The chapter starts with a listing of the sons of David born in Hebron.
“David reigned in Jerusalem thirty-three years, and these were the children born to him there…” – 1 Chronicles 3:4-5
David had a lot of children! He also had a lot of wives! He had six wives in Hebron and likely more wives in Jerusalem. This doesn’t include the number of non-wife concubines he had. He’s a guy who slept with many women, acts which were approved by God, but told to the rest of us are wrong. A classic case of do as I say, not as I do.
There’s not much else to discuss in this chapter. It continues with several verses listing the sons of David. Like much of the Bible, lots of talk on things not all that important and very little on rape, incest, and murder.
Coming Soon: 1 Chronicles – Chapter 4: Other Clans of Judah