Sons in the Bible: The Prodigal Son

In the story of the Prodigal son, we do not told his name.  This well-known story is based on a parable of Jesus. In the parable, there is a father with two sons. The younger son ask for his inheritance, which the father grants his request. The younger son leaves home and squanders his fortune to the point of destitution. […]

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Sons in the Bible: Sons of Solomon

King Solomon was the son of David and Bathsheba and the grandson of Jesse. While Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines we do not know a lot about his children. Here’s what we do know: Rehoboam—means he enlarges the people; was Solomon’s successor and the son of his wife, Naamah the Ammonite. During his reign the Kingdom of Israel […]

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Sons in the Bible: Sons of Jesse

Jesse was the son of Obed and grandson of Boaz and Ruth. We learn the most about his sons when Samuel arrives to anoint the next king. His sons names come from the books of 1 Samuel and 1 Chronicles.  Jesse is mentioned to have eight sons, but only seven are mentioned by name. Whether it was an error or […]

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Sons in the Bible: Sons of King Saul

King Saul had six sons that we know of.  With his wife, Ahinoam, he had two daughters {Merab and Michal} and four sons: Jonathan—means God has given; described as a man of great strength and swiftness, excelled in archery and slinging; he was best friends with David; “Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself” {1 […]

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Sons in the Bible: Sons of Eli

Eli was a descendant of Aaron through his youngest son, Ithamar. Eli was the high priest whom Hannah brought Samuel to for study and preparation to serve God.  Samuel became the high priest upon Eli’s death, although Eli had sons. Eli’s sons were Hophni and Phinehas, who is described as behaving wickedly for committing adultery and taking the prime cuts […]

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Sons in the Bible: Sons of Aaron

Aaron was the brother of Moses and the high priest of the Israelites.  He had four sons: Eleazer—means God has helped; he succeeded his father upon his death; appointed in charge of the sanctuary; Moses grew angry with him and Ithamar for not eating a sin offering as required; responsible for carrying oil for lampstand, incense and anointing oil; assisted […]

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Sons in the Bible: Sons of Amram

Amram was the grandson of Levi and husband to Jochebed. The couple had three children, two of which were sons. What we know of the men are more as brothers and leaders, than as sons. Aaron was their oldest son and helped his brother, Moses, confront the Egyptian king.  He originally acted as Moses assistant.  He, along with Hur, held […]

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Sons in the Bible: 12 Sons of Jacob

Jacob fled to his Uncle Laban, where he met his cousins.  He immediately fell in love with Rachel and worked for her 7 years, which felt like no time.  However, he was tricked into marrying Leah.  After their wedding week finished, he also married Rachel. Rachel was jealous when her sister provided Jacob with children and she could not.  She […]

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Sons in the Bible: Sons of Isaac

Isaac and Rebekah were married for almost twenty years before they had children. Both Isaac and Rebekah prayed fervently for offspring during this time. Rebecca was extremely uncomfortable during her pregnancy and sought the Lord. She was told she was carrying twins who were fighting in her womb and would fight all their lives.  She was told one would be […]

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Sons in the Bible: Sons of Abraham

Abraham and the Lord made a covenant.  The Lord promised him that he would be the father of many nations and have sons more numerous than the stars.  However, there was a catch. Abraham had no children and his wife was well past her child bearing years. Sarai {Sarah} grew tired of waiting for a child and did not trust […]

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Sons in the Bible: Sons of Adam and Eve

Last year we took a look at the Daughters in the Bible and before that the Mothers in the Bible. This year, let’s take a look at some of the sons in the Bible. The sons are very important because this is usually the who will inherit the father’s land or possessions.  In the Biblical genealogies it is through the […]

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Couples in the Bible: Aquila and Priscilla

 Aquila and Priscilla are always mentioned together. They are mentioned six times throughout scripture. “There he became acquainted with a Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, who had recently arrived from Italy with his wife, Priscilla. They had left Italy when Claudius Caesar deported all Jews from Rome. Paul lived and worked with them, for they were tentmakers just as […]

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Couples in the Bible: Joseph and Mary

Mary is a young woman when the angel Gabriel appears to her to tell her that she had been chosen to give birth to the Messiah—” for you have found favor with God. “  {Luke 1:30}  She replied  “Behold, I am the servant[f] of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” {Luke 1:38} and later went to visit her […]

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Couples in the Bible: King Xerxes and Esther

Esther, also known as Hadassah, is being raised by her cousin and guardian, Mordecai. The king banishes his queen and his men sought out “beautiful young virgins”. {Esther 2} Esther arrived at the king’s palace and underwent the beauty regiment required. When her time came she went into King Ahasuerus and “the king loved Esther more than all the women, […]

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Couples in the Bible: Hosea and Gomer

Hosea was a prophet of the Lord who told him to marry Gomer “a wife of whoredom”.  {Hosea 1:2} The name Hosea means salvation or he saves. The Lord told Hosea his wife would be unfaithful but their marriage would serve as a correlation to God’s relationship with an “adulterous” Israel. After the couple had children, Gomer was unfaithful. The […]

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Couples in the Bible: David and Bathsheba

The story of David and Bathsheba is the best known among King David and his wives. Bathsheba is the daughter of Eliam. {2 Samuel 11:3} When David first sees Bathsheba bathing on the rooftop, she is married to Uriah the Hittite. Uriah is serving in the army.  {2 Samuel 11} David desired her and sent for her and she later […]

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Couples in the Bible: David and Abigail

David is on the run from King Saul when he meets Abigail. She is described as discerning and beautiful. {1 Samuel 25:3} They first meet when David asked Abigail’s husband, Nabal, to find favor in his eyes and come on a feast day. However, Nabal refused. Abigail, upon hearing of the news, prepares a meal and goes out to meet […]

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Couples in the Bible: David and Michal

Michal is King Saul’s younger daughter. {1 Samuel 14:49} At first King Saul’s older daughter, Merab, was promised to David after he defeated Goliath. Later, Merab was married to Adriel the Meholathite. {1 Samuel 18:17} Michal loved David {1 Samuel 18:20} so Saul then invited David to marry Michel, but he stated he was a poor man and could not […]

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Couples in the Bible: Elkanah and Hannah

Elkanah is an Ephrathite and has two wives. The first is Hannah, who is childless, and the second is Peninnah, who has children.  {1 Samuel 1:1-2} Each year they go to Shiloh to offer their sacrifice. To Peninnah and her children, Elkanah gave a portion but to Hannah he gave a double portion “because he loved her”. However, Peninnah enjoys […]

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