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Genealogies are records of family descent. There are twenty five in the Hebrew Bible, typically tracing lineages from father to son(s).

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King David’s mother

“Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did.” (Psalm 86, NIV) Is David’s mother named anywhere in the Bible? She’...
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Were Abiram and Segub the sons of Ahab or Hiel? Are their deaths accidental or intentional?

”And Ahab made an Asherah. Ahab did more to provoke the Lord, the God of Israel, to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him. In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho. He laid its ...
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Did King Abijam and King Asa have the same mother? The Bible says their mother is Maacah of Abishalom but says the two kings are father and son?

”Now in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam the son of Nebat, Abijam began to reign over Judah. He reigned for three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom.“ ‭‭ ”...
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Why, in 1 Chronicles 8, do the descendants of Benjamin live in Jerusalem?

28 These were the heads of ancestral houses, according to their generations, chiefs. These lived in Jerusalem. also: 29 Jeiel the father of Gibeon lived in Gibeon, and the name of his wife was ...
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Did Sheshan (1 Chronicles 2) have sons or not?

I recently stumbled upon the following verses in 1 Chronicles 2 (ESV). (I highlighted the confusing, seemingly contradicting, parts in v31 and v34.) 31 The son of Appaim: Ishi. The son of Ishi: ...
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According to the Bible were bibleic Egyptians and Pharaos Iaphetan/Japhetan?

I have consulted the Gen 10 but not sure how the actual people at each particular moment of time would map to that genealogy of Noah sons. Of a particular interest would be to know the provenance of ...
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Are there names in the Gen ch. 5 genealogy which are derivative of the similar names in the Gen ch. 4 genealogy or viceversa?

The Gen ch. 5 genealogy seems to have been built from the Gen ch. 4 genealogy by repeating the pair (Adam - Cain) as (Enosh - Kenan), slightly changing 3 names, and then switching the positions of ...
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Are those names the same? Shuppim and Huppim - Shupham and Hupham - Shephuphan and Huram - Muppim and Huppim

The following names are said to be the same by some, and sometimes two or three of them are the same person, and the resources and dictionaries vary a lot. I read an article mentioning them, but I ...
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Is it the same Nahash/Naas in 1 Samuel 12:12-13 And 2 Samuel 17:25?

1 Samuel 12:12-13 NASB 12 When you saw that Nahash the king of the sons of Ammon came against you, you said to me, 'No, but a king shall reign over us,' although the Lord your God was your king. 12 ...
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Were Joseph and the Virgin Mary cousins?

Scholar Bruce R. McConkie wrote: Mary’s ancestors were the same as Joseph’s. She was a descendant through the royal line of King David. “Matthew says Joseph was a son of Jacob, and Luke says that he ...
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Is Amalek the nephew of Leviathan?

Genesis 36:12 Esau’s son Eliphaz also had a concubine named Timna, who bore him Amalek. These were grandsons of Esau’s wife Adah. Genesis 36:22 The sons of Lotan: Hori and Homam. Timna was Lotan’s ...
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Should Cainan be included or excluded from the geneology of Jesus?

In the Masoretic Text, Genesis 11:12-13 reads like this: And Šëm lived after he begat ´Arpa¢šað five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. And ´Arpa¢šad lived five and thirty years, and begat ...
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Elizabeth's relation to Mary in the New Testament

I am asking this under the Hebrew tag because it has to do with Jewish tradition. I would like to ask, can Elizabeth, if she is from the tribe of Levi, be a cousin to Mary, if Mary was from the tribe ...
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Was David and Bathsheba's firstborn son, the one who died, the Christ? [closed]

The problem is this: David was told that the Messiah would come from his body (2 Samuel 7:12), and Matthew and Luke both record genealogies from David to Joseph. There are extra-biblical arguments ...
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Did God choose Judah because of Leah's words in Gen. 29:35?

Of what significance, if any, is Leah's final surrender to God at the birth of Judah about Jacob not loving her, in that God chose Judah to be the tribe of ancestry for the Messiah? And she conceived ...
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What is the connection between Bethlehem being Joseph's "own city" and Joseph being "of the house and lineage of David"?

This has been a difficult question for me to formulate because there are so many tangential thoughts which led to it and stem from it. I have tried to weed out as many bunny trails as I could so, ...
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How is Joab related to Amasa?

I’m having a hard time distinguishing this from the text. It’s clear that Amasa’s parents are Jithra and Abigail. It gets confusing to me after that. “And Absalom made Amasa captain of the army ...
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Was Cush the father of Nimrod?

The Table of Nations in Genesis 10 lists the various descendants of Noah that formed the nations of the world. But between these two verses: 10:7 — The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah,...
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Why did Matthew omit three generations from his genealogy?

Matthew 1:6-11 lists 14 generations from David to the Babylon deportation. Yet I Chronicles 3:10-15 lists 17 generations between the two. So my question is why did Matthew claim there were only 14 ...
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Is there any scripture that supports the suggestion that Jesus's mother Mary was a descendant of King David?

I recently tried to research a question I had: "Why does the gospel of Matthew consider Jesus Christ to be a descendant of David even though Joseph was not his biological father?" Apparently ...
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Why is the genealogy in Ruth different from Luke?

In Ruth 4:18-22, the genealogy recorded is different from Luke Luke 3:23-38. Now these are the generations of Perez: Perez fathered Hezron, 19 Hezron fathered Ram, Ram fathered Amminadab, 20 ...
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Matthew 1:16 Father or Husband of Mary?

I found in Matthew 1 of the Peshitta, Joseph as a father to Mary and not husband! And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. (Matt 1:16 - KJV) ιακωβ δε ...
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Does Psalm 51:5 indicate that David was the illegitimate son of Jesse Or his woman?

Psalm 51:5 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. ( The following youtube video link will lead to a video of a Charismatic/Pentecostal Pastor named Brian Carn ...
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Is Titus 3:9 evidence that Matthew’s Gospel genealogy was in circulation & criticized for including Jeconiah? [closed]

The Controversy associated with Jesus’ genealogy in Matthew 1:12 involves God’s Curse on Jeconiah’s descendants from Jeremiah 22:24-30. Matthew 1:12 sets up a genealogy for Jesus’ Davidic kingship ...
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Would it be correct to say that Esther was a "closely related" collateral descendant of King Saul?

It's would have made a great movie/film plot if we could say that Esther was a lineal descendant of King Saul, but based on the following bible genealogy, it does Not seem that way. However, in both ...
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Understanding "leader of" term in Genesis

I'm trying to outline biblical geneology starting from page 1 as a personal project. Since I don't know what's going to be important until the end of the project, I'm trying to take notes on some ...
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Why did it take Noah this long to have children in Genesis 5:32:?

Genesis 5:32 NIV 32 After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth. All Noah's ancestors had children when they were around one hundred years but when it came to him it is ...
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Who is Reuben's tribal head upon entering the promised land?

In Numbers 1:5-16, we see the appointment of the princes or chieftains of the tribes of Israel. In verse 5 we clearly see the tribal head for Reuben: And these are the names of the men that shall ...
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Is Korah the son of Adah or Aholibamah?

Gen. 36:14 says that Aholibamah, Esau's third wife, had a son named Korah: And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, ...
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four generations from Rahab to David?

In Matthew 1:5 it appears that there are only 4 generations from Rahab to David. This doesn't seem possible. I thought that period would have been 300-400 years (Judges). Am I missing something?
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Do we have a Father of all living things, if yes what’s Adam’s role and the meaning of this scripture

Genesis 3:20 KJV [20] And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
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What's the significance of the omission of Moses' wife and sons in the genealogy in Exodus 6?

Moses' wife and sons are omitted from the genealogy, whereas Aaron's wife, sons and grandson are all included. What is the significance of this? Related but different question on the genealogy here - ...
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Why doesn’t Jesus’ genealogy in Luke 3:31 go through Solomon to David?

According to the following passage “And David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron, and more sons and daughters were born to David. And these are the names of ...
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Why are there two Shimei's mentioned in 1 Chronicles 23 verses 9 and 10?

The genealogies and lists of names are sometimes very hard to follow in the Old Testament. In this instance, there are two names spelled exactly the same in two consecutive verses. At the end of ...
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Lineage, Ruth, and Levirite Marriage

In Deut 25:5-6, it starts the lay the foundations of the levirite marriage statute, the purpose of which is to raise up seed in the name of the deceased brother "that his name be not put out of Israel"...
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Why was Amnon not punished by David for raping Tamar?

David is unwittingly involved in the set-up, by agreeing to Amnon's request to have Tamar make him some cakes. II Samuel 13:6,7. He KNEW what happened next, and was very angry. II Samuel 13:21. He did ...
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(1 Chronicles 7:15-17) "Machir took a wife for Huppim and Shuppim" then does it mean that Machir was arranged a marriage for Huppim & Shuppim?

1 Chronicles 7:6-19 NASB Descendants of Benjamin 6 The sons of Benjamin were three: Bela and Becher and Jediael. 7 The sons of Bela were five: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth and Iri. They were heads ...
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(1 Chronicles 1) Why is Seir ancestorial lineage Missing from amongst the Adamic lineal descendants lineage description?

--Why does Seir's name Abruptly show up as the various Adamic lineal descendants lineage are being described? In other words, who are the ancestors of Seir? 1 Chronicles 1:34-42 (NASB) 34 Abraham ...
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Method of calculating the Years in Genesis Genealogies

In Genesis 5 it stands written concerning the descendants of Adam through to Noah and his sons. Now, in making my own chronology of years, I have come across an issue in applying the numbers together:...
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What is the significance of the scarlet thread on Zerah's hand at the end of Genesis 38?

The whole sequence of events is so strange that it feels symbolic. Hands don't normally come out first in childbirth, and then pulling it back in is curious. Why would a midwife be so anxious to label ...
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From what tribe did Jesus come?

In Revelation 22:16, Jesus says, "I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star." Joseph the father of Ephraim has a dream prophesying of himself being the brightest star of ...
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Why does 1 Chronicles 23 not mention Korah son of Izhar?

1 Chronicles 23:18 After separating into divisions the sons of Levi—namely Gershon, Kohath, and Merari—King David appoints them different duties. Of all the three sons of Levi, their direct ...
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Why are there only 13 generations from Shealtiel to Jesus? ( mathew 1:12-16)

Matthew 1:17 KJV 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away ...
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Amalekites in Genesis

In Genesis 14:7 we see this verse. Then they turned back and went to En Mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and they conquered the whole territory of the Amalekites, as well as the Amorites who were ...
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Why are the descendants of Hebron not specifically named in Exodus 6:17-22?

Exodus 6:17-22 KJV 17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families. 18 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: and the years of the life of ...
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Why does the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew (NASB) omit Admin of Luke 3:33 (NASB)?

I'm comparing both Matthew and Luke's genealogy of Jesus. Matthew wrote this: Ram was the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon... - Mat 1:3 (NASB) And Luke wrote this: the ...
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Why is Elkanah said to be an Ephraimite?

1 Samuel 1 [1]Now there was a certain man from Ramathaim-zophim from the hill country of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an ...
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Are there gaps in the genealogy from Adam to Noah?

It is clear that biblical genealogies regularly skip over intermediate generations in order to fit a scheme of numbers such as a multiple of 7. However, the fact that the age of fatherhood is ...
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Was Rahab the Harlot contemporary with Salmon?

As we can see in the Matthew's Genealogy of Jesus beneath, it does not say Rahab the Harlot, but Rachab (apparently another name). Matthew 1 King James Version (KJV) The book of the ...
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Why does 1 Chronicles 6 not mention Meraioth?

1 Chronicles 6 does not mention Meraioth who is mentioned in 1 Chronicles 9:11 and Nehemiah 11:11: 1 Chr 6 1 Chr 9:11 -------- ----------- 6 Meraioth Amariah 7 Ahitub ...
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