Sunday, November 30, 2014

Caring For Your Health and That of Your Loved Ones


It's the holiday season, a time when families gather to celebrate their blessings and to share meaningful moments together. Probably the last thing anyone wants to talk about (or listen to) is a rundown of someone's health issues. Well, as uncomfortable as it might be, American Recall Center has asked me to encourage everyone to take a few moments to discuss medications with their loved ones this holiday season.


Have you ever found yourself answering questions for a patient who is in no condition to answer for him/herself? If so, you know where we're coming from. The reason someone may not be able to answer for themselves could range from confusion as a result of a concussion to being suddenly incapacitated following a stroke. It is important that someone close to the individual knows exactly what medications the patient is taking, how much, and how often in order to get the person help without delay! And that includes any non-prescription pain killers and allergy medicines also! Drug interaction is a very real problem and so are drug allergies and hypersensitivity.


Here are a few questions to get the discussion started:




Once the conversation is under way it might be a good time to ask for the name and phone numbers of any doctors who prescribe or recommend these medicines. Many people have more than one doctor (general practitioner, specialist, etc.) and each has some aspect of the patient's health under his or her consideration. Sometimes one or more of them must be consulted by the hospital staff before adding to or changing a patient's regimen.

Another question that everyone who takes medicines needs to be asked:

Have you checked lately to see if there have been any recalls on the drugs you are taking or have in your medicine cabinet? (You can do this at the American Recall Center website.)

You might think that this discussion is unnecessary because so much of our medical information is computerized and the hospital automatically has access to all the data they need. 

Think again! 

A couple of years ago I found myself in the ER of a hospital that is affiliated with my doctor and his partners. Only some of my medical history was up-to-date. In fact, they lectured me about the importance of having routine cancer screenings done when those tests had been completed at the lab of that very hospital within the last couple of months! 

Earlier this autumn I began experiencing health issues so I made an appointment with my general practitioner. As I sat in the examination room he looked over my computerized file and casually mentioned a certain medication that had been prescribed to me during that ER visit two years earlier. My record showed that I was taking it daily when it had actually been prescribed on a "take as needed" basis and had never even been filled!

I am a newbie to the whole "take daily" prescription routine and it has been a trial and error exercise to find what works so I keep my husband informed which medicines I take whenever they are changed. Since there are a couple of prescriptions that I have filled in recent months it would be improbable for him to know that I only take one of them or at the very least to know which one of them! The rest are kept ready in case the doctor decides I need to add one back into the daily regimen.

So do yourself and everyone else a favor. This holiday season take a few moments away from the festivities to have an open discussion about medications with your loved ones. It only takes a few minutes but it could be the difference between triumph and tragedy in a medical emergency. It might even help your family enjoy many more happy holidays together!

Read Through the Bible in 2014: December 1-6 Schedule



12/1/2014      II Chronicles 27, 28 Proverbs 5
12/2/2014      II Chronicles 29, 30 Proverbs 6
12/3/2014      II Chronicles 31, 32 Proverbs 7
12/4/2014      II Chronicles 33, 34 Proverbs 8
12/5/2014      II Chronicles 35, 36 Proverbs 9
12/6/2014      Ezra 1, 2 Proverbs 10

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 88 Saturday

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I Chronicles 7:20-40

The end of this chapter covers portions of the descendants of Ephraim and Asher. The Ephraim list concentrates on the genealogy of Joshua, the leader of the Children of Israel following the death of Moses and one of only two of the original twelve spies who believed that God would give the land to the people.

This passage also describes the inheritance and possessions of these tribes. Ephraim's description states that his border was near Manasseh. Since both Ephraim and Manasseh were the sons of Joseph, the son of Jacob that received the double-portion as a birthright, it says that this is where the children of Joseph lived.

The descendants of Asher are noted for being mighty men of valor and chief of the princes. They had a ready army available for war.

22. Israel
23. Ephraim
24. Shuthelah
25. Bered
26. Tahath
27. Eladah
28. Tahath
29. Zadah
30. Shuthelah
24. Ezer
24. Elead (slain by the men of Gath)
24. Beriah
24. Sherah (female). She built Beth-horon the lower and the upper, and Uzzensherah.
24. Rephah
24. Resheph
25. Telah
26. Tahan
27. Laadan
28. Ammihud
29. Elishama
30. Non
31. Jehoshuah (Joshua)
23. Asher
24. Imnah
24. Isuah
24. Ishuai
24. Beriah
25. Heber
26. Japhlet
27. Pasach
27. Bimhal
27. Ashvath
26. Shomer
27. Ahi
27. Rohgah
27. Jehubbah
27. Aram
26. Hotham/Helem
27. Zophah
28. Suah
28. Harnepher
28. Shual
28. Beri
28. Imrah
28. Bezer
28. Hod
28. Shamma
28. Shilshah
28. Ithran
28. Beera
27. Imna
27. Shelesh
27. Amal
26. Shua (female)
25. Malchiel
26. Birzavith
24. Serah (female)

Descendants of Asher that were heads of families but that cannot be placed from the information given in this chapter:

Jether
Jephunneh
Pispah
Ara

Ulla
Arah
Haniel
Rezia

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Read Through the Bible in 2014: November 24-29 Schedule




11/24/2014      II Chronicles 12-14 Psalms 145-147
11/25/2014      II Chronicles 15-17 Psalms 148-150
11/26/2014      II Chronicles 18, 19 Proverbs 1
11/27/2014      II Chronicles 20, 21 Proverbs 2
11/28/2014      II Chronicles 22-24 Proverbs 3
11/29/2014      II Chronicles 25, 26 Proverbs 4

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 88 Friday

I Chronicles 7:1-19


The genealogy below is not a complete list of the sons for Issachar, Benjamin or Manasseh. The lists in Genesis 46 of the people in Israel's family that went into Egypt and the one that enumerated families during the time of the second wilderness census and is found in Numbers 26:38-41 (which is the one for Benjamin for the sake of this example) are noticeably larger. The one found in this chapter is primarily a list of the mighty men and their families from among these 2 1/2 tribes. The numbers given here of the vast amount of men under each command hints at the fact that the whole list must be much larger than what is listed in these few verses!

22. Israel
23. Issachar
24. Tola (the heads of the family; they were a family of valiant men in the days of David)
25. Uzzi
26. Izrahiah and his sons
26. Michael
26. Obadiah
26. Joel
26. Ishiah
25. Rephaiah
25. Jeriel
25. Jahmai
25. Jibsam
25. Shemuel
24. Puah
24. Jashub
24. Shimrom
23. Benjamin
24. Bela (the heads of families; mighty men of valour)
25. Ezbon
25. Uzzi
25. Uzziel
25. Jerimoth
25. Iri
24. Becher
25. Zemira
25. Joash
25. Eliezer
25. Eloenai
25. Omri
25. Jerimoth
25. Abiah
25. Anathoth
25. Alameth
24. Jediael
25. Bilhan
26. Jeush
26. Benjamin
26. Ehud (the judge; cf. Judges )
26. Chenaanah
26. Zethan
26. Tharshish
26. Ahishahar
24. Shuppim/Muppim
24. Huppim
24. Maachah (female) *see verse 15
23. Naphtali
24. Jahziel
24. Guni
24. Jezer
24. Shallum
23. Manasseh
24. Ashriel
24. Machir (mother: the Aramitess, the concubine) + Maachah*
25. Gilead  (listed as the head of this family)
26. Zelophehad (there were more generations between him and Machir not given here)
27. All daughters (cf. Numbers 27)
25. Peresh (mother: Maachah)
26. Ulam
27. Bedan
26. Rakem
25. Sheresh (mother: Maachah)
25. Hammoleketh
26. Ishod
26. Abiezer
26. Mahalah

Descended from Manasseh, but not specified how:

Shemidah
Ahian
Shechem
Likhi

Aniam

Friday, November 21, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 88 Thursday

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I Chronicles 6:54-81

Finally a scripture portion without genealogies!!! Unfortunately, it is a real estate listing.

I much prefer genealogies, although plotting the real estate of individuals and families is an important part of genealogy, too. This was particularly important in post-exilic Israel when property was passed down through the generations according to tribal affiliation. Perhaps even more important, the end of this chapter records the cities and suburbs assigned to the various branches of the Levites, including the cities of refuge.

Does this passage teach anything about Jesus?

  • Yes! The cities of refuge are a picture of the sanctuary that the sinner has when he runs to Jesus for refuge from the accuser! The accused person was kept safely in the city until the death of the high priest then the person was free to go. Since Jesus is our High Priest it is His death that covers our sins. (See Joshua chapter 20.)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 88 Wednesday

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I Chronicles 6:31-53

This portion of the chapter tells about the gospel musicians of the tabernacle and temple eras. These were the people David appointed as singers and songwriters from the 3 different lines of Levites. Can you imagine the tryouts for this choir?! These people ministered in the tabernacle after the Ark of the Covenant had been successfully moved to its place in Jerusalem. Their families continued to minister in Solomon's Temple after it was completed.

You will most likely recognize several of the names in this passage. "Shemuel," otherwise known as Samuel is listed here. Remember that he was the last judge of the nation because the people rejected his sons, Vashni/Joel and Abiah as being judges over them. This led to their request for a king and that's when Saul entered the picture. But Samuel's story does not end there. Notice that his grandson, Heman, was one of the singers that David appointed to serve in the tabernacle! Heman (and therefore Samuel) was from the Levite family of Kohath. Heman was the central musician. Since many of the psalms written by David denote that they are for the Chief Musician perhaps Heman was the one responsible for putting those to music for the king!

The name of Asaph, called his "brother" and basically the right hand man of Heman, should also be familiar as the writer of many psalms. He wrote Psalms 50, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, and 83. Asaph was descended from the Levite family of Gershom.

The name of the man on the left of Heman is not well known today. His name is Ethan and he descended from the Levite family of Merari.

We are also given an abbreviated review of the high priests. This list is a replica of that which was given in the first verses of this chapter but it does not extend as far as the other. Even though it is given at the end of today's assigned reading I have shown it first in the genealogy outline so that the three musicians' lineages can be shown in succession.

22. Israel
23. Levi
24. Kohath (Through this son of Levi comes the high priest line and Samuel’s family)
25. Amram
26. Aaron
27. Eleazar
28. Phinehas
29. Abishua
30. Bukki
31. Uzzi
32. Zerahiah
33. Meraioth
34. Amariah
35. Ahitub
36. Zadok
37. Ahimaaz

25. Izhar
26. Korah
27. Ebiasaph
28. Assir
29. Tahath
30. Zephaniah
31. Azariah
32. Joel
33. Elkanah
34. Amasai
35. Mahath
36. Elkanah
37. Zuph
38. Toah/Tohu
39. Eliel/Elihu
40. Jeroham
41. Elkanah
42. Shemuel/Samuel (son of Hannah)
43. Joel
44. Heman*
24. Gershom (Through this son of Levi comes the psalmist, Asaph, whose family was on right )
25. Jahath
26. Shimei
27. Zimmah
28. Ethan
29. Adaiah
30. Zerah
31. Ethni
32. Malchiah
33. Baaseiah
34. Michael
35. Shimea
36. Berachiah
37. Asaph*
24. Merari (Through this son of Levi comes Ethan’s family, those on the left of Heman)
25. Mushi
26. Mahli
27. Shamer
28. Bani
29. Amzi
30. Hilkiah
31. Amaziah
32. Hashabiah
33. Malluch
34. Abdi
35. Kishi
36. Ethan*
* The chief musicians

Journal Through the Bible: Week 88 Tuesday

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I Chronicles 6:1-30

In the beginning of this chapter we are given a broad outline of the Levitical family tree. There we see the familiar names of Moses and his siblings, Aaron and Miriam. Then we are specifically given the names of all of the high priests from Aaron through Jehozadak, the high priest at the time of the fall of Jerusalem.

Then we read about some of the Levites that served as ministers and servants of the tabernacle and temple. More details are given and the family tree begins to fill in a little more.


22. Israel
23. Levi
24. Gershon
25. Libni
26. Jahath
27. Zimmah
28. Joah
29. Iddo
30. Zerah
31. Jeaterai
25. Shimei
24. Kohath
25. Amram
26. Aaron (The first High Priest)
27. Nadab
27. Abihu
27. Eleazar (The Line of High Priests until the captivity of Judah)
28. Phinehas
29. Abishua
30. Bukki
31. Uzzi
32. Zerahiah
33. Meraioth
34. Amariah
35. Ahitub
36. Zadok
37. Ahimaaz
38. Azariah
39. Johanan
40. Azariah (executed the service in Solomon’s Temple)
41. Amariah
42. Ahitub
43. Zadok
44. Shallum
45. Hilkiah
46. Azariah
47. Seraiah
48. Jehozadak (went into captivity)
27. Ithamar
26. Moses
26. Miriam (female)
25. Izhar
25. Hebron
25. Uzziel
24. Merari
25. Mahli
26. Libni
27. Shimei
28. Uzza
29.  Shimea
30. Haggiah
31. Asaiah
25. Mushi

To which son of Kohath does the following line (verses 22-24) belong? It is very similar to a line descended from Izhar, which is the line of Elkanah the father of Samuel, but it is not his exact line. Perhaps Amminadab was another son of Izhar. Samuel was not descended from Amminadab. We will read his genealogy tomorrow. A portion of it is found in I Samuel 1:1-2.)
Amminadab
Korah
Assir
Elkanah
Ebiasaph
Assir
Tahath
Uriel
Uzziah
Shaul

Then we are given the names of Elkanah's sons. The two mentioned in verse 25 do not seem to be from the Elkanah of verse 26. In fact, Amasai, the son of Elkanah in verse 25 might be the same Amasai of verse 35 which we will read tomorrow. If so, this Amasai was a distant ancestor of Samuel and this Amasai had a brother named Ahimoth.

Elkanah
Amasai
Ahimoth



Then we read the names of Samuel and his brothers/half brothers. We are told in I Samuel 2:21 that Hannah gave birth to 3 sons and 2 daughters but the names of the daughters are not given. We also are not told which sons were Hannah's and which were Peninah's. We see also that Samuel had 2 sons, which we knew already from reading I Samuel, but here we learn more about them. Samuel's son Vashni was also called Joel.

Elkanah
Samuel (by Hannah)
Vashni/Joel (cf. verse 33)
Abiah
Zophai
Nahath
Eliab
Jeroham
Elkanah

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 88 Monday

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I Chronicles chapter 5

This chapter details the chief descendants of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh. These are the names of 2 sons of Israel and 1 grandson. Verse 1 explains that Joseph received the birthright and why. Manasseh was one of Joseph's two sons.

Also in this chapter we can see the answer to one of our questions. Specifically, does this chapter teach anything about Jesus? Yes it does! Verse 2 says that Judah prevailed above his brethren even though he was not the first-born son of Israel and that "the chief ruler" came from him. This is the line of David, king of Israel and Judah. Jesus is the descendant of David and He will rule upon David's throne.

The chapter tells us that the genealogies of the 2 1/2 tribes that are given in this chapter were compiled during the reign of Jotham, king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam, king of Israel. These tribes had worked together to enlarge their borders. They were all fierce warriors who were skillful with buckler, sword, and bow. They were able to conquer the Canaanites because they trusted in God and cried unto Him during their battles.

These tribes all inherited land near each other. They lived in the Gilead region.

22. Israel
23. Reuben
24. Hanoch
24. Pallu
24. Hezron
24. Carmi

Scripture doesn't state how far removed the following are from Reuben:

Joel
Shemaiah
Gog
Shimei
Micah
Reaia
Baal
Beerah (He was carried away by Tilgathpilneser of Assyria)
Jeiel (A chief of the family)
Zechariah (A chief of the family)
Shema
Azaz
Bela (A chief of the tribe)

Their cattle were much increased in Gilead so they also lived in the wilderness extending from the Euphrates River. They also defeated the Hagarites during the days of Saul and possessed their land.

***
The families of Gad lived in Gilead in Bashan and nearby towns near the families of Reuben. The leaders or chiefs of Gad were:
Joel
Shapham
Jaanai
Shaphat

Their brethren were the sons of Abihail:
Buz
Jahdo
Jeshishai
Michael
Gilead
Jaroah
Huri
Abihail
Michael
Meshullam
Sheba
Jorai
Jachan
Zia
Heber

Guni
Abdiel
Ahi

***
Half of the tribe of Manasseh lived from Bashan to Baalhermon and Senir and unto Mount Hermon.

22. Israel
23. Joseph
24. Manasseh

Here are the names of the heads of this half tribe who were all mighty men of valor before the tribe turned to idolatry and was then carried away by Assyria:
Epher
Ishi
Eliel
Azriel
Jeremiah
Hodaviah
Jahdiel

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 87 Saturday

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I Chronicles 4:24-43

The following genealogy was corrected on 11/19/2014 This passage discusses the descendants of Simeon who like his brothers was the 23rd generation from Adam. Simeon's tribe did not achieve the size or rank that Judah's did. In fact, many of the names encountered in this portion of scripture are the names of cities and villages that the tribe inhabited and not the names of descendants. Like previous passages there are still names of individuals that cannot be placed directly on the family tree under their parents' names or even given a numerical designation.

22. Israel
23. Simeon
24. Nemuel
24. Jamin
24. Jarib
24. Zerah
24. Shaul
24. Shallum
24. Mibsam
24. Mishma
26. Hamuel
26. Zacchur
26. Shimei
27. 16 sons and six daughters (not specifically named)



***
Descendants of Simeon not placed in families but said to be princes, or leaders, in their families; these subdued Gedor during the time of Hezekiah (their genealogy is included here if it occurred in this passage):

Meshobab
Jamlech
Amaziah
Joshah
Joel
Asiel
Seraiah
Josibiah
Jehu
Elioenai
Jaakobah
Jeshohaiah
Asaiah
Adiel
Jesimiel
Benaiah
Shemaiah
Shimri
Jedaiah
Allon
Shiphi
Zizi

500 men of Simeon defeated the remainder of the Amalekites in Mt. Seir (the descendants of Esau) under the leadership of the sons of Ishi that were named their captains:

Ishi
Pelatiah
Neariah
Rephaiah
Uzziel


***
The passage describes the cities including Beersheba, Bethuel, Horman, and Ziklag which this tribe possessed unto the reign of David. They also had villages named Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan.

Journal Through the Bible: Week 87 Friday

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I Chronicles 4:1-23

Note: This genealogy was corrected on 11/19/2014 because the family of Hur was incorrectly enumerated.

This passage adds more names to the lineal descent of the tribe of Judah. The majority of it covers the family of Hur, the son of Caleb. By comparing this passage with the ones that come before, it becomes clear that Caleb's father, Hezron, is the same person that is also known in scripture as Jephunneh.

A little more of the family tree is filled in as it concerns another son of Judah also. Up until now we have only been given the names of the Pharez branch, but today we are given information about the children of Shelah, the youngest son of Judah's wife: the brother not given to the widowed Tamar as a husband. Shelah went on to have children, just not by Tamar.

There are also a few additions that I did not add directly to the tree although the scriptures make it clear where they belong. These go directly under Hezron or Caleb. Therefore, the tree is not complete, but then that is easily seen if this small branch is compared to the ones published here previously.

There are also groups that cannot be placed directly on the tree even though it is understood that they belong to the tribe of Judah. There just isn't enough information given to place them. The reader of the post-exilic day must have known the history of these families and the priest who wrote this lineage did not feel the need to elaborate.


23. Judah
24. Pharez
25. Hezron/Jephunneh
26. Caleb (+ Ephrata)
27. Hur
28. Uri (not named in this chapter)
29. Bezaleel
 (not named in this chapter))
28. Caleb
29. Shobal
30. Realiah/Haroah (The family known as the Zorathites)
31. Jahath
32. Ahumai
32. Lahad
29. Salma (not mentioned in this chapter; see 2:54)
30. Those who settled in Bethlehem
30. The Jabezites
28. Etam
29. Jezreel
29. Ishma
29. Idbash
29. Hazelelponi (female)
28. Penuel
29.Gedor
28. Ezer
29. Hushah
26. Ashur (+Helah; +Naarah)
27. Tekoa (mother:  not named)
27. Ahuzam (mother: Naarah)
27. Hepher (mother: Naarah)
27. Temeni (mother: Naarah)
27. Haahashtari (mother: Naarah)
27. Zereth (mother: Helah)
27. Jezoar (mother: Helah)
27. Ethnan (mother: Helah)
24. Shelah
25. Er
26. Lecah
25. Laadah
26. Mareshah
26. the families of Ashbea, fine linen makers
25. Jokim
25. the men of Chozeba
25. Joash
25. Saraph, who had dominion in Moab and Jashubilehem, family of potters in the king’s service

*** Additions to the above tree:
Besides the many other sons of Hezron previously named, including one that was born after Hezron had died, he had the following son who was younger than Caleb:
26. Kenaz
27. Othniel (who won the hand of Achsah, Caleb’s daughter; cf. Judges 1:12-15)
28. Hathath
28. Meonothia
29. Ophrah
27. Seraiah
28. Joab
29. The craftsmen of the Valley of Charashim

Besides the many other children of Caleb, the son of Hezron/Jephunneh that were previously named he had the following sons:
27. Ru
27. Elah
28. Kenaz
27. Naam

*** Names and groups that do not have enough information to place them on the family tree. These are obviously descended from Judah though.

A. Coz
Anub
Zobebah
Harum
The families of Aharhel

B. Jabez: The one who prayed to God asking for a blessing and had his request granted was perhaps the founder of the city of Jabez where the scribes were located. If so, he was descended from Hur through Salma.

C. Chelub (whose brother was Shuah)  We are told that these are the men of Rechab.
Mehir
Eshton
Bethrapha
Paseah
Tehinnah
Irnahash

D. Jehaleleel
Ziph
Ziphah
Tiria
Asareel

E. Ezra
Jether
Mered (who had 2 wives) + 1. Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh
Miriam
Shammai
Ishbah
Eshtemoa + Jehudijah
Jered
Gedor
Heber
Socho
Jekuthiel
Zanoah
+ 2. Hodiah,the sister of Naham
The father of Keilah the Garmite
Eshtemoa the Maachathite)
Epher
Jalon (female)

F. Shimon
 Amnon
 Rinnah
Benhanan
Tilon

G. Ishi
Zoheth
Benzoheth

Monday, November 17, 2014

TAKE TIME: November 17-22, 2014 Assignment

Introduction: This is another week of genealogies. These may seem boring to readers of the Bible but based upon the amount of space God allots to them it can be assumed that they serve a very important purpose. And they do. Perhaps we will not appreciate just how important they were to the returning exiles until we study Ezra and Nehemiah and see how these records were used!

 Assignment:
  • Monday - I Chronicles chapter 5
  • Tuesday - I Chronicles 6:1-30
  • Wednesday -  I Chronicles 6:31-53
  • Thursday - I Chronicles 6:54-81
  • Friday - I Chronicles 7:1-19
  • Saturday - I Chronicles 7:20-40
Memory Verse

 Review previous assignments.



Prayer Journal (ACTS)
  • Adoration - Praise God that He is Personal! He knows each and every one of us by name. He is familiar with the genealogy of each individual who ever lived!
  • Confession - Ask God to reveal hidden sin in your life and then confess it.
  • Thanksgiving - Thank God for any answers to your prayers.
  • Supplication - What are your prayer requests this week? List them for future reference so that you can see how God answers.

Search the Scriptures

Look for references for each of the following:
  • Promises that God made and to whom He made them. Do they apply to you?
  • References that either refer to or infer something about future events.
  • What does this passage teach about Jesus?
  • Commandments that God made and to whom He made them. Do they apply to you?

Putting the Word into Action

As you read each name listed in the registry of I Chronicles remember that each name represents a real, unique individual, someone who once lived as you do now! Like you, these individuals were born, they lived, and they died. Their lives were vapors and each now exists in an everlasting state of torment or bliss. Think of the lists of names you might encounter each day: phone directories, membership registers, address lists. Each name belongs to someone who will spend eternity either with God or forever separated from Him. Pray over the names you encounter each day. Then ask God to help you find a way to reach them with the good news of the eternity they can have with the Father through Jesus Christ His Son.

Read Through the Bible in 2014: November 17-22 Schedule



11/17/2014      I Chronicles 28, 29 Psalms 120-124
11/18/2014      II Chronicles 1-3 Psalms 125-129
11/19/2014      II Chronicles 4, 5 Psalms 130-135
11/20/2014      II Chronicles 6, 7 Psalms 136-138
11/21/2014      II Chronicles 8, 9 Psalms 139-141
11/22/2014      II Chronicles 10, 11 Psalms 142-144

Friday, November 14, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 87 Thursday

II Chronicles chapter 3

This chapter covers the descendants of David through the time of the end of the captivity. In the family tree outline I have placed the name of David in red since he is an ancestor of Jesus Christ but I put the names of the kings that followed him, beginning with Solomon, in purple. This is necessary to show that Jesus does not claim the throne of David through the kingly line, through whom His guardian, Joseph, was of direct male lineal descent. Jesus has a blood tie to David through His mother, Mary, who descended from David's and Bathsheba's son, Nathan.

There are a few names that I could not place within the genealogy because there is not enough information given. However, it is clear from the context that these are descended from David and perhaps the author of the chronicles and his contemporary readers knew the connection.


33. David
34. Amnon (mother: Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; born in Hebron)
34. Daniel/Chileab (mother: Abigail the Carmelitess; born in Hebron)
34. Absalom (mother: Maachah the daughter of King Talmai of Geshur; born in Hebron)
34. Adonijah (mother: Haggith; born in Hebron)
34. Shephatiah (mother: Abital; born in Hebron)
34. Ithream (mother: Eglah; born in Hebron)
34. Shimea (mother: Bathsheba, the daughter of Ammiel/Eliam; born in Jerusalem)
34. Shobab (mother: Bathsheba the daughter of Ammiel/Eliam; born in Jerusalem)
34. Nathan (mother: Bathsheba the daughter of Ammiel/Eliam; born in Jerusalem)
34. Solomon (mother: Bathsheba the daughter of Ammiel/Eliam; born in Jerusalem)
35. Rehoboam
36. Abia/Abijam
37. Asa
38. Jehoshaphat
39. Joram
40. Ahaziah/Jehoahaz
41. Joash
42. Amaziah
43. Azariah/Uzziah
44. Jotham
45. Ahaz
46. Hezekiah
47. Manasseh
48. Amon
49. Josiah
50. Johanan/Shallum/Jehoahaz
50. Jehoiakim/Eliakim
51. Jeconiah/Coniah/Jehoiachin
52. Assir
52. Salathiel*cf Matt. 1:12
52. Malchiram
52. Pedaiah
53. Zerubbabel
54. Meshullam
54. Hananiah
55. Pelatiah
55. Jesaiah
54. Shelomith (f.)
54. Hashubah
54. Ohel
54. Berechiah
54. Hasadiah
54. Jushabhesed
53. Shimei
52. Shenazar
52. Jecamiah
52. Hoshama
52. Nedabiah
51. Zedekiah
50. Zedekiah/Mattaniah
50. Shallum
34. Ibhar
34. Elishama/Elishua
34. Eliphelet
34. Nogah
34. Nepheg
34. Japhia
34. Elishama
34. Eliada/Beeliada
34. Eliphelet
34. Tamar (female; mother: most likely Maachah)

The following are descended from David but I have no idea where they fit into the genealogy (verses 21-24). They could possibly be 4 sons of concubines such as are mentioned in verse 9 with the notation "besides the sons of the concubines, and Tamar their sister."

Rephaiah and his sons

Arnan and his sons

Obadiah and his sons

1. Shechaniah and his sons
2. Shemaiah
2. Hattush
2. Igeal
2. Bariah
2. Neariah
3. Elioenai
4. Hodaiah
4. Eliashib
4. Pelaiah
4. Akkub
4. Hohanan
4. Dalaiah
4. Anani
3. Hezekiah
3. Azrikam
2. Shaphat