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Meet the Family: David’s Wives & Concubines

Bathsheba Goes to King David

Bathsheba Goes to King David (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Named wives

Saul’s daughter
No children

A Jezreelitess
Son: Amnon

Widow of Nabal
Son: Daniel (Chiliab)

Daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur
Son: Absolom
Daughter: Tamar

No genealogy recorded
Son: Adonijah

No genealogy recorded
Son: Shephatiah

No genealogy recorded
Son: Ithream

Widow of Uriah; daughter of Eliam, one of David’s thirty; granddaughter of Ahithophel, one of David’s chief advisors
Sons: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon

And all the rest

David also had unnamed wives and concubines who sons are mentioned: Ibhar, Elishua, Eliphelet, Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet.

[1] Scriptures consulted: 2 Sam. 3:2-5; 5:13-16s 1 Chron. 3:1-8; 14:4-7s 2 Chron. 11:18

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