This chart summarizes the King David’s family members tree, based on what we recognize from Scripture. I’m always searching for this information and also couldn’t uncover it in one location. I made a decision to make a chart, combining as much information as I might from my assorted sources.
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From my study, skipping names was common practice in genealogies both in the gospels and also in secular documents of primitive kings.
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Genealogies often jump from grandfather to grandkid, because it still preserves the line of descent. Also, names tfinished to be repeated (sons named after grandfathers, etc) and also names may be spelled differently as soon as they are translated from Hebrew right into English.
David’s Family Tree
|Relationship to David||Name(s)||Scripture|
|Great-grandparents||Boaz & Ruth||Ruth 2:1Ruth 4:17-22Matthew 1:5|
|Father||Jessie||Ruth 4:17-221Samuel 16:11Samuel 17:12|
|Half/sister*||Abigail||daughter of Nahash*2Samuel 17:251Chronicles 2:12-17|
|Nephew||Amasa||child of Abigail2Samuel 17:251Chronicles 2:12-17|
|Half/sister*||Zeruiah||daughter of Nahash*2Samuel 17:251Chronicles 2:12-17|
|Nephews||AsahelAbishaiJoab||sons of Zeruiah2 Samuel 2:181Chronicles 2:12-17|
*Who is Nahash? Options:David’s mom can have been married to Nahash before marrying Jessie, and had actually Abigail and Zeruiah through him, making them David’s half-sisters.Nahash can be one more name for David’s father in which situation Abigail and also Zeruiah are full sisters.Nahash can be the name of David’s mom, Jesse’s wife (though Nahash does not appear to be a female name).
|David’s Wife:||Mother of:|
|1 Chronicles 3:1-4||Born in Hebron|
|Abigail||2 Daniel (Chileab)|
|Maacah||3 AbsalomTamar (sister)|
|1 Chronicles 3:5-9||Born in Jerusalem|
|Unknown||IbharElishama (Elishua)Eliphelet (Elpelet)NogahNephegJaphiaElishamaEliada(Beeliada)Eliphelet|