565. David's son was named Solomon / Jedidiah.

2SAM 12:24 Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba. He went and slept with her; and she conceived and bore him a son, who was named Solomon.... (NAB)
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2SAM 12:24 ... The LORD loved him 25 and sent the prophet Nathan to name him Jedidiah*, on behalf of the LORD. (NAB)

* This is the only verse in the KJV that mentions Jedidiah with this spelling. Also, I have not yet found the name with any other spelling. - p.b

 

 

566. Jeduthun had 5 / 6 sons. [H, 385]

1CHR 25:3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah[1], and Zeri[2], and Jeshaiah[3], Hashabiah[4], and Mattithiah [5], six, ....

 

 

567. There were 14 / 18 generations from David to the Babylonian captivity.

MAT 1:17, 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 into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
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1CHR 3:10-16, And Solomon's[1] son was Rehoboam[2], Abia his son[3], Asa his son[4], Jehoshaphat his son[5], Joram his son[6], Ahaziah his son[7], Joash his son[8], Amaziah his son[9], Azariah his son[10], Jotham his son[11], Ahaz his son[12], Hezekiah his son[13], Manasseh his son[14], Amon his son[15], Josiah his son[16]. And the sons of Josiah were, the firstborn Johanan, the second Jehoiakim¹, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum¹. And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.

2KIN 23:30 ... And the people of the land took Jehoahaz [17a] the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's stead. ... 33 And Pharaohnechoh put him in bands at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem; 34 And Pharaohnechoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the room of Josiah his father, and turned his name to Jehoiakim²[17b], and took Jehoahaz away: and he came to Egypt, and died there.

2KIN 24:6  So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin³ [18] >his son reigned in his stead. ... 12 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.

¹ Jehoiakim was the "royal" name of Eliakim; Shallum's royal name was Jehoahaz. - p.b.
² Jehoiakim succeeded Shallum/Jehoahaz, but they were of the same generation. - p.b.
³ Jehoiachin was the royal name of Jeconiah, son of Jehoiakim, son of Josiah. - p.b.

 

 

568. Absalom had three / no sons. [H, 380]

2SAM 14:27, And unto Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a woman of a fair countenance.
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2SAM 18:18, Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, who is in the king's dale: for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place.

[NOTE: I am unable to locate any verses which say that Absalom's sons died. - p.b.]

 

 

569. Absalom's daughter was Tamar / Maachah.

2SAM 14:27, And unto Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a woman of a fair countenance.
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1KIN 15:1-2, Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah. Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

2CHR 11:20, And after her he [Rehoboam] took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.

 

 

570. Ahimelech was the father / son of Abiathar.
(This could also be worded: Ahimelech's father was Abiathar / Ahitub.)

1SAM 22:20, And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.
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2SAM 8:17, And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Seraiah was the scribe;

 

 

571. Zadok was the son / grandson of Ahitub.

1CHR 18:16, And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

[SEE ALSO: 2SAM 8:17; 1CHR 6:8; EZR 7:2]

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1CHR 9:11, And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God;

[SEE ALSO: NEH 11:11]

 

 

572. Amasa's father was Ithra, an Israelite / Jether, an Ishmeelite.

2SAM 17:25, And Absalom made Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab: who Amasa was a man's son, whose name was Ithra an Israelite, that went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister to Zeruiah Joab's mother.
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1CHR 2:17, And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmeelite.

1KIN 2:5, Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet.

 

 

573. Shemaiah was the father / brother of Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, & Shaphat.
574. Shemaiah had five / six sons.

1CHR 3:22, And the sons of Shechaniah; Shemaiah: and the sons of Shemaiah; Hattush[1], and Igeal[2], and Bariah[3], and Neariah[4], and Shaphat[5], six (KJV, TAN, OAB)
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1CHR 3:22, The sons of Shecaniah were Shemiah, Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, Shaphat—six . (NAB)

 

 

575. Abijam's (Abijah's) mother was Maachah / Michaiah.
576. Abijam was Maachah's son / husband. [H, 323]
(Incest Alert!)

1KIN 15:1, Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah. 2 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

2CHR 11:18  And Rehoboam... 20 ... took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.

[NOTE: Rehoboam + Maachah, dau. Abishalom > Abijah/Abijam. - p.b.]

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2CHR 13:1, Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah. 2 He reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah....

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1KIN 15:8 And Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead.... 10 And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

2CHR 15:16 And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king....

[NOTE: Abijah/Abijam + Maachah, dau. Abishalom > Asa. - p.b.]

 

 

577. There were two / five generations between Joram and Jotham.
578. Joram / Amaziah was the father of Ozias (aka Uzziah & Azariah.*)

MAT 1:8-9, And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias[1]; And Ozias begat Joatham [2]; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias; (KJV)

[MAT 1:8 ... Joram the father of Uzziah. (NAB)]
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1CHR 3:10-13, And Solomon's son was Rehoboam, Abia his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son, Joram his son, Ahaziah[1] his son, Joash[2] his son, Amaziah[3] his son, Azariah[4] his son, Jotham[5] his son, Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, .... (KJV)

* Ozias, Uzziah, and Ahaziah all refer to the same person. A footnote to 2KIN 14:21 in the NAB says, "Azariah; also called Uzziah in many texts." In the KJV, MAT 1:8-9, Ozias appears in the same position on the list of kings as does Uzziah in the NAB. - p.b.

 

 

579. Ahaziah's father was Jehoram / Jehoshaphat.

2CHR 22:1, ... So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.
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2CHR 22:9, And he sought Ahaziah: and they caught him, (for he was hid in Samaria,) and brought him to Jehu: and when they had slain him, they buried him: Because, said they, he is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with all his heart. So the house of Ahaziah had no power to keep still the kingdom.

 

 

580. Jehoahaz / Ahaziah was Jehoram's youngest son.

2CHR 21:16, Moreover the LORD stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabians, that were near the Ethiopians: 17 And they came up into Judah, and brake into it, and carried away all the substance that was found in the king's house, and his sons also, and his wives; so that there was never a son left him, save Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.
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2CHR 22:1, And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his stead: for the band of men that came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.

 

 

581. Jechoniah was Josiah's son / grandson.

MAT 1:11, And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
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1CHR 3:15-16, And the sons of Josiah were, the firstborn Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum. And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.

 

 

582. There were two / three generations between Izhar and Assir.

1CHR 6:21, And the sons of Izhar; Korah[1], ... 24 And the sons of Korah; Assir[2], and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the families of the Korhites. (KJV)
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1CHR 6:22-23, son of Tahath son of Assir[1] son of Ebiasaph[2] son of Korah[3] son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi son of Israel; (TAN)

 

 

583. Jehu was the son / grandson of Nimshi.

1KIN 19:16, And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.
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2KIN 9:2, And when thou comest thither, look out there Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him arise up from among his brethren, and carry him to an inner chamber;

 

 

584. Zechariah's father was Iddo / Berechiah.

EZR 5:1, Then the prophets, Haggai the prophet, and Zechariah the son of Iddo, prophesied unto the Jews that were in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, even unto them. .... 5 But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, that they could not cause them to cease, till the matter came to Darius: and then they returned answer by letter concerning this matter.
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ZEC 1:1, In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet....

 

 

585. The Zechariah stoned at the temple was the son of Jehoiada / Barachias.

2CHR 24:2, And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest. ... 20, And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah* the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you. 21 And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.

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ZEC 1:1, In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah,** the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying....

MAT 23:35, That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

* The stoning of Zechariah, son of Jehoida, occurred during the reign of Joash, King of Judah, many years before the exile. - p.b.

** Zechariah, son of Berechiah, lived during the reign of Darius. Darius was the son of Cyrus the Persian, who conquered the Babylonians and liberated the Jews from their exile. So, the reference to Zechariah, son of Berechiah, in ZEC 1:1 dates itself to the post-exilic period. In MAT 23:35, Matthew confuses the Zechariah of Joash's time (son of Jehoiada) with the post-exilic Zechariah (son of Barachias).
[SEE #584, above. SEE ALSO: EZR 5:1,5 & ZEC 1:1,7 & NEH 12:12. - p.b.]

 

 

586. Jesus was / was not descended from David.

ROM 1:3, Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;

[SEE ALSO the genealogies in Matt 1:1-16 and Luke 3:23-38. - p.b.]

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LUK 1:34, Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

LUK 1:5, There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.

LUK 1:36, And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth....

LUK 2:5, To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

[NOTES:
(1) Mary was a virgin, so Jesus could not have descended from David through his father, Joseph.
(2) David was from Judah. Elisabeth, the priest's wife, was from Levi. Mary was the cousin of Elisabeth, so she may have been from Levi rather than Judah. If so, Jesus could not have claimed Davidic descent from Mary.
(3) If 1 & 2 are true, Jesus was not descended from David.
(4) The apocryphal Infancy Gospel of James (also called the Protevangelium) states that Mary's father was Joachim (husband of Anna), not Heli. On the other hand, it also says that Mary was of the tribe of David.
- p.b.]

 

 

587. Jesus descended from David's son Solomon / Nathan. [H, 325-326]
588. Jesus descended from Zorobabel's son Abiud / Rhesa. [B, 67]

MAT 1:1-16 [edited for brevity],

LUK7 3:23-38 [edited for brevity],

1From Abraham to David, both genealogies are the same. - p.b.
2Phares was an illegitimate son of Judah and his daughter-in-law, Tamar (GEN 38:15-18). DEU 23:2 says that a bastard's descendants to the 10th generation shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD. Many of Phares' descendants before the 10th generation (including King David, generation nine) did so enter. See "God's Laws -IV," # 788 for details. For some reason the prohibition in DEU 23:2 was ignored in this case. - p.b.
3Ruth was a Moabite, so her offspring would fail the test for Jewishness, i.e., born of a Jewish mother. Moabites were to be excluded from the Lord's congregation (NEH 13:1), but for some reason Obed was not. Furthermore, the injunction of DEU 25:5 that the deceased should become the father of record for the firstborn of the union of his brother and widow, was also ignored in this case. Booz/Boaz is recorded as Obed's father, but RUT 4:5-17 says that Ruth's dead husband Mahlon should be the father of record. See "God's Laws" #771 for more about this. - p.b.
4Roboam [Rehoboam] was the son of Solomon by Naamah, an Ammonitess (1KIN 14:31). Ammonites were to be excluded from the Lord's congregation (NEH 13:1), but for some reason Roboam, was not. - p.b.
5Josias was not the father of Jeconias. Josias begat Jehoiakim who begat Jechonias (see 1CHR 3:15-16). God said that no descendant of Jehoiakim was ever to sit on the throne of David (JER 36:30). But Jehoiakim's son, Jehoiachin (Jeconias), did succeed his father as king (2KIN 24:6 & 2CHR 36:8). By omitting Jehoiakim from the genealogy, Matthew may have been trying to cover up the fact that God's prophecy about Jehoiakim was false. - p.b.
6It seems plausible that these are two different Zorobabels and Salathiels. The two Salathiels' fathers are different, and the two Zorobabels' sons are different. However, that would not affect the contradiction unless it is assumed that Luke's genealogy is that of Mary, and that is in dispute. The Catholic Encyclopedia, in "Genealogy of Christ," says: "It may be safely said that patristic tradition does not regard St. Luke's list as representing the genealogy of the Blessed Virgin." The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (p. 545) has this to say: "The differences between them are probably to be explained by the 'Jewish' and 'Gentile' interests of the respective Evangelists." In addition, some skeptics maintain that Mary was a Levite, because her cousin Elizabeth was a Levite (LUK 1:5), and so would not have descended from David.- p.b.
7Matthew's genealogy includes many kings, which one would expect in the lineage of Jesus. By contrast, Luke's genealogy includes no kings after David. Furthermore, many of the names after Nathan* in Luke's genealogy appear nowhere else in the KJV, which would indicate that they are probably unimportant people. I think these facts tend to support the "Luke has Mary's genealogy" hypothesis, because I would think that Luke would not want Jesus' ancestors to be nobodies. On the other hand, the apocryphal Infancy Gospel of James (also called the Protevangelium) states that Mary's father was Joachim (husband of Anna) not Heli. But it also says that Mary was of the tribe of David. - p.b.
* Heli, Matthat, Melchi, Janna, Esli, Nagge, Maath, Mattathias, Semei, Rhesa, Neri, Addi, Cosam, Elmodam, Jose, Jorim, Jonan, Melea, Menan, and Mattatha. In fairness it must be said that Matthew's genealogy includes the following names which are found only there: Abiud, Achim, Azor, Eliud, Matthan, and Sadoc.
8 Cainan (also rendered Canaan and Kenan, and not to be confused with Cainan, the son of Enos, several generations earlier) was the son of Ham, not Arphaxad. Sala's father was Arphaxad, not Cainan. The correct sequence here is "son of Sala, son of Arphaxad, son of Sem." See GEN 10:24, 11:12-13, & 1CHR 1:18,24 for Arphaxad, father of Sala. See GEN 10:22, 11:10, & 1CHR 1:17 for Shem, father of Arphaxad. See GEN 9:18,22, 10:6, & 1CHR 1:8 for Ham, father of Cainan. See GEN 10:15-18 & 1CHR 1:13-16 for listings of Cainan's sons, neither of which mention Sala. Luke may have taken his genealogy from the LXX, which shows the Arphaxad > Kainan > Sala > Eber sequence in GEN 10:24 & 11:12 (but omits Kainan in 1SUP [1CHR] 1:17, 24-25). - p.b.
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589. There were 40 / 42 / 55 generations from Abraham to Jesus. [B, 67; H, 388]

MAT 1:2-16, See the lists in MAT 1 (40 generations) and LUK 3 (55 generations) above (contradictions #587 & 588).
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MAT 1:17, 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 into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

[14 x 3 = 42.]

 

 

590. There were 28 / 42 generations from David to Jesus.

MAT 1:17, 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 into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
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LUK 3:23-31 [edited for brevity],

 

 

591. There were 13 / 14 generations from Babylon to Jesus. [B, 68]

MAT 1:

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MAT 1:17, 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 into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

 

 

592. Joseph's father was Jacob / Heli. [B, 65]

MAT 1:16, And Jacob begat Josephthe husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
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LUK 3:23, And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, son of Heli,

[SEE ALSO: footnote 6 to #588 above. - p.b.]

 

 

593. Joseph was / was notJesus' biological father.

ROM 1:3, Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
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MAT 1:18, Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

[NOTE: The "as was supposed" phrase in LUK 3:23 indicates that the author thought Jesus might not have been the son of Joseph. -p.b.]

 

 

594. Judas (not Iscariot) the disciple was the brother / son of James.

[NOTE: This contradiction is between different translations. Each translation is consistent within itself. - p.b.]

 

 

595. There were 14 / 18 generations from David to the Babylonian Captivity.

MAT 1:6-12 [edited for brevity],

The correct lineage here is Josias > Jehoiakim > Jechonias. See 1CHR 3:15-16 below. - p.b.

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1CHR 3:9-17 [edited for brevity],

* Ozias and Ahaziah (also known as Uzziah) are one & the same person. - p.b.
* * The names in black bold in 1CHR 3 are missing from the list in MAT 1. - p.b.

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