3:1 Now these were the sons of a David, which were born unto
him in Hebron; the firstborn Amnon, of Ahinoam the
Jezreelitess; the second b Daniel,
of Abigail the Carmelitess:
(a) He returns to the genealogy of David, to show that
Christ came from his stock.
(b) Who in (2Sa 3:3) is called Chileab, born of her that
was Nabal's wife the Carmelite.
3:5 And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and
Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four, of c Bathshua the
daughter of Ammiel:
(c) Called also Bathsheba the daughter of Eliam: for they
gave them various names.
3:6 Ibhar also, and d Elishama, and Eliphelet,
(d) Elishama, or Elishua, (2Sa 5:15) and Eliphelet
died, and David named those sons who were born next by
the same names; in the book of kings his living children
are mentioned and here both they that were alive and
3:15 And the sons of Josiah [were], the e firstborn Johanan,
the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth
(e) So called because he was preferred for the royal
dignity before his brother Jehoiakim who was the elder.
3:19 And the sons of Pedaiah [were], f Zerubbabel, and Shimei:
and the sons of Zerubbabel; Meshullam, and Hananiah, and
Shelomith their sister:
(f) Matthew says that Zerubbabel was the son of Shealtiel,
meaning that he was his nephew according to the Hebrew
speech: for he was Pedaiah's son.
3:22 And the sons of Shechaniah; Shemaiah: and the sons of
Shemaiah; Hattush, and Igeal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and
Shaphat, g six.
(g) So that Shemaiah was Shechaniah's natural son, and the
other five his nephews and in all there were six.