Jesus, the Son of God

As we wrap up the sons in the Bible series, it is fitting to end with the ultimate son, who is also the sun. Jesus Christ is the son of God.  On earth, he was the son of Mary and Joseph. His birth was foretold and he was born of a virgin.  The Lord announced his arrival to the shepherds […]

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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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12 Tribes of Israel

We took a look at the sons of Jacob {Israel} who became the forefathers for the 12 tribes of Israel.  So where were the tribes located and what happened to them? Tribes of Israel: Reuben– occupied land allocated on the eastern side of Jordan River and Dead Sea; may have been an enclave in the territory of Gad; divided into […]

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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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