GENEALOGY OF JESUS

Section Three - From David to Jesus

( = an ancestor of Jesus.)

31ST GENERATION
 215. Jesse was born in Bethlehem and probably died there. He had the following children all born in Bethlehem:
    216 i. Eliab .
    217 ii. Abinadab.
    218 iii. Shimea .
    219 iv. Nethanel.
    220 v. Raddai .
    221 vi. Ozem.
  +222 vii. David.
  +223 viii. Zeruiah a daughter.
  +224 ix. Abigail a daughter.

32ND GENERATION
 222. David was born in Bethlehem in 2945 and died in Jerusalem in 3016 at the age of 70 or 71. He was 30 years old when he began king of Judah and reigned for seven and one half years in Hebron. Then he became king of all Israel and reigned for 33 more years. He was a good king, an excellent organizer, a master musician and writer of many hymns. His one failure, the affair with Bathsheba, was a bad influence on his children who later caused him considerable trouble and heartache.

David first married Michal the daughter of Saul, King of Israel. They had no children.

David also married Ahinoam who was born in Jezreel. She died in Jerusalem. David and Ahinoam had the following son:
    225 i. Amnon, David’s first born son, was born in Hebron. He died in Baal Hazor. He was murdered on Absalom's orders.

David also married Abigail the widow of Nabal. She was born in Carmel and died in Jerusalem. David and Abigail had the following son:
    226 i. Daniel was born in Hebron. At first his name was Kileab but later it was changed to Daniel. No record is given of his later life.

David also married  Maacah daughter of  Talmai the King of Geshur. She was born in Geshur and died in Jerusalem. David and Maacah had the following children:
   +227 i. Absalom.
    228 ii. Tamar.

David also married Haggith and had the following son:
    229 i. Adonijah was born in Hebron. He died in Jerusalem. He was executed by the order of Solomon.

David also married Abital and had the following son.
    230 i. Shephatiah was born in Hebron.

David also married Eglah and had the following son:
    231 i. Ithream was born in Hebron.

David also married  Bathsheba the widow of Uriah the Hittite. She was the daughter of  Eliam and the grand daughter of  Ahithophel one of David's counselers who took part in the rebellion of Absalom. Bathsheba came from Gilon and died in Jerusalem. David and Bathsheba had the following sons all born in Jerusalem:
    232 i. Shammua.
    233 ii. Shobab.
  +234 iii. Nathan.
  +235 iv. Solomon.

223. Zeruiah, a sister of David, was born in Bethlehem. She had the following sons:
    236 i. Abishai one of David's army officers.
    237 ii. Joab, commander of David's army. He murdered Abner, killed Absalom against David's wishes, and he killed his cousin Amasa. He was executed by orders from Solomon and died in Jerusalem.
    238 iii. Asahel probably born in Bethlehem. He died in battle, killed by Abner.

224. Abigail, a sister of David, was born in Bethlehem. She was married to Jether the Ishmaelite. They had the following son:
    239 i. Amasa, David's nephew. He joined in Absalom's rebellion but returned to David who made him the commander of his army. He was killed by his cousin Joab.

33RD GENERATION
 227. Absalom was born in Hebron. He died in Ephraim. His mother was the daughter of the king of Gesher. He had his servants kill his halfbrother Amnon. Later he rebelled against his father and tried to take the kingdom by force but he died in a battle with the forces of King David. Absalom had three sons who did not survive him and a daughter named Tamer. He also had a sister named Tamer. Another daughter is mentioned, named Maacah. Maacah and Tamor may be the same person who at first was called Tamer, after his sister, and later Maacah, after his mother.
   240 i. Maacah. She married her cousin Rehoboam.

 234. Nathan the son of David and Bathsheba was born in Jerusalem. The decedents of Nathan are listed in the genealogy used by Luke in his life of Jesus. He had the following son:
    +241 i. Mattatha.

 235. Solomon was born in 2992 and died in Jerusalem in 3056 at the age of 64. He was buried in the City of David. He reigned as King of Israel in Jerusalem for 40 years. He began as a wise king who built the temple, one of the marvels of the world. He also built many other buildings, gardens, enlarged and fortified a number of cities, and he had a large army. He had many wives who turned him away from God. He married Naamah who was born in Ammon. She died in Jerusalem. Solomon and Naamah had the following son:
  +242 i. Rehoboam.

34TH GENERATION
241. Mattatha. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
  +244 i. Menna.

242. Rehoboam was born in Jerusalem in 3014 and died there in 3072 at the age of 58. Inflation and taxes were a burden on the nation when he began to reign. Because he followed bad advice the kingdom split into two parts and he reigned only over Judah the southern part of Israel. He was 41 years old when he became king and reigned for 17 years in Jerusalem. During his reign, Shishak, the king of Egypt, attacked Jerusalem and took much booty. He married his cousin Maacah (Number 240) daughter of his uncle Absalom. (He had eighteen wives, sixty concubines, twenty eight sons, and sixty daughters. His favorite wife was Maacah.)
    +243 i. Abijah.

35TH GENERATION
243. Abijah was born in Jerusalem. He reigned for only 3 years in Jerusalem and died there in 3074. During his reign he was in a battle with Israel, the northern kingdom, and was outnumbered. He would nave lost but the army called for help from God and they were victorious because they relied on the Lord, the God of their fathers. He had a number of wives, sons, and daughters but Asa followed him as king.
    +245 i. Asa.

244. Menna. Of Nathan’s line had the following son:
    +246 i. Melea.

36TH GENERATION
245. Asa was born in Jerusalem and died there. He raigned for 41 years in Jerusalem. He was a righteous ruler removing the foreign alters and idols. During his time a very large army from Cush attacked Judah so Asa called upon God for help and was victorious. The men of Judah carried off a large amount of plunder. He married Azubah and had the following son.
    +247 i. Jehoshaphat.

246. Melea Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +248 i. Eliakim.

37TH GENERATION
247. Jehoshaphat was born in Jerusalem and died there. He was 35 years old when he became king and reigned for 25 years in Jerusalem. He was a good king sending priests throughout the land to teach the people the Law of God. He made one serious mistake in making an alliance with the kings of Israel who were wicked rulers. He had seven sons of whom Jehoram was the firstborn who became king at his death.
    +249 i. Jehoram.

248. Eliakim. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +250 i. Jonam.

38TH GENERATION
249. Jehoram was born and died in Jerusalem. He was 32 years old when he became king and reigned for 8 years. He followed the example of the kings of Israel so was a wicked ruler. The first thing he did was to killed all his brothers then he married Athaliah, a daughter of Ahab a very wicked king of Israel. He did not have the protection of God so was attacked by many enemies who killed all of his sons except Ahaziah his youngest son. Jehoram died to no one's regret, and he was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.
    +251 i. Ahaziah.

250. Jonam. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +252 i. Joshua.

39TH GENERATION
251. Ahaziah was born in Jerusalem and was buried there. He was 22 years old when he became king and reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother, Athaliah, encouraged him to do wrong. He was wounded by Jehu at Jezreel. He fled to Megiddo where he died and his body was taken to Jerusalem and buried in the City of David. He married Zibiah who was born in Beersheba, Canaan. She died in Jerusalem. Ahaziah and Zibiah had the following son:
    +253 i. Joash.

252. Joshua. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +254 i. Er.

* When Ahaziah died his mother, Athaliah, killed all the royal princes except for Joash the youngest and put herself up as ruler. Joash was saved by an aunt and hidden in the temple buildings until he was seven years old. At that time he was proclaimed king and Athaliah was killed. She ruled for seven years.

40TH GENERATION
253. Joash was born in Jerusalem. He died in Beth Millo and was buried in Jerusalem. Joash was 7 years old when he began the king of Judia and he reigned in Jerusalem for 40 years. He started out as a good king but when the high priest who had raised him died he followed worthless men and turned bad. He was assassinated at Beth Millo by his officers. He married Jehoaddin who was born in Jerusalem and died there. Joash and Jehoaddin had the following son:
    +255 i. Amaziah.

254. Er. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +256 i. Elmadam.

41ST GENERATION
255. Amaziah was born in Jerusalem. He was 25 years old when he became king and reigned for 29 years. They conspired against him in Jersalum, he fled to Lachish where he was killed and his body was returned to Jerusalem where he was buried. He married Jecoliah who was born in Jerusalem and died there. Amaziah and Jecoliah had the following son:
    +257 i. Azariah, also called Uzziah.

256. Elmadam. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +258 i. Cosam.

42ND GENERATION
257. Azariah (Uzziah) was born in Jerusalem and died there. He became king of Judah at age 16 and reigned for 52 years. He married Jerusha (daughter of Zadok ) who died in Jerusalem. He was a good king but became proud and tried to offer incense in the temple where only the priests were allowed to go. Because of his actions leprosy broke out on his forehead and he was forced to live the rest of his life in a separate building. Azariah (Uzziah) and Jerusha had the following son:
    +259 i. Jotham.

258. Cosam. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +260 i. Addi.

43RD GENERATION
259. Jotham was born in Jerusalem and died there. He began to reign at age 25 and reigned in Jerusalem for 16 years. He did what was right in God's sight and he grew powerful because he was faithful before the Lord his God. He had the following son:
    +261 i. Ahaz.

260. Addi. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +262 i. Melki.

44TH GENERATION
261. Ahaz was born in Jerusalem and died there. Ahaz was 20 years old when he became king and reigned in Jerusalem for 16 years. He was a wicked king who worshipped idols and sacrificed his sons in fire to false gods. Because he was not faithful to God he was defeated in all his battles with heavy loses. He married Abijah and had the following son:
    +263 i. Hezekiah.

262. Melki. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +264 i. Neri.

45TH GENERATION
263. Hezekiah was born in Jerusalem and died there. He was 25 years old when he became king and reigned in Jerusalem for 29 years. He was one of the better kings with a great faith in God. He lived during the time of Isaiah who told him he was about to die. God heard his prayers and healed him. He married Hephzibah and had the following son.
    +265 i. Manasseh.

264. Neri. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +266 i. Sealtiel.

46TH GENERATION
265. Manasseh was born in Jerusalem and died there. He was 12 years old when he became king and reigned 55 years in Jerusalem. He was the most evil of the kings of Judah. He married Meshullemeth from Jotbah, the daughter of Haruz. She died in Jerusalem. Manasseh and Meshullemeth had the following son:
    +267 i. Amon.

266. Sealtiel. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +268 i. Zerubbabel.

47TH GENERATION
267. Amon was born in Jerusalem and died there. He was 22 years old when he became king and reigned for 2 years in Jerusalem. His officers conspired against him and assassinated him in his palace. He was buried in the garden of Uzza. He married Jedidah from Bozkath the daughter of Adaiah. She died in Jerusalem. Amon and Jedidah had the following son:
    +269 i. Josiah.

268. Zerubbabel. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +270 i. Rhesa.

48TH GENERATION
269. Josiah was born in Jerusalem. He was 8 years old when he became king and reigned 31 years in Jerusalem. He died in a battle against Pharaoh Neco of Egypt at Megiddo and was buried in Jerusalem. He married Zebidah (daughter of Pedaiah ) who was born in Rumah. They had the following son:
    +271 i. Jehoiakim or Eliakim.

He also married Hamutal (daughter of Jeremiah ) who was born in Libnah. Josiah and Hamutal had the following son:
    272 i. Jehoahaz was born in Jerusalem. He died in Egypt.

270. Rhesa. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +273 i. Joanan.

49TH GENERATION
271. Jehoiakim or Eliakim was born in Jerusalem. He died in Babylon. Pharaoh Neco put Eliakim on the throne of Judah and changed his name to Jehoiakim. He was 25 when he began to reign. He was on the throne for 11 years when Nebuchadnezzar took him captive to Babylon. He married Nehushta (daughter of Elnathan ) who was born in Jerusalem and died in Babylon. Jehoiakim and Nehushta had the following son:
    +274 i. Jehoichin.

273. Joanan. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +275 i. Joda.

50TH GENERATION
274. Jehoichin was born in Jerusalem and died in Babylon. He was 18 when he became king of Judah and reigned for three months and 10 days. Nebuchadnezzar then forced him to go to Babylon. He had the following son.
    +276 i. Shealtiel.

275. Joda. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +277 i. Joseph.

51ST GENERATION
276. Shealtiel had the following son:
    +278 i. Zerubbabel.

277. Joseph. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +279 i. Semein.

52ND GENERATION
278. Zerubbabel had the following son:
    +280 i. Abiud.

279. Semein. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +281 i. Mattathias.

53RD GENERATION
280. Abiud had the following son:
    +282 i. Eliakim.

281. Mattathias. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +283 i. Maath.

54TH GENERATION
282. Eliakim had the following son:
    +284 i. Azor.

283. Maath. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +285 i. Naggai.

55TH GENERATION
284. Azor had the following son:
    +286 i. Zadok.

285. Naggai. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +287 i. Esli.

56TH GENERATION
286. Zadok had the following son:
    +288 i. Akim.

287. Esli. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +289 i. Nahum.

57TH GENERATION
288. Akim had the following son:
    +290 i. Eliud.

289. Nahum. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +291 i. Amos.

58TH GENERATION
290. Eliud had the following son:
    +292 i. Eleazer.

291. Amos. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +293 i. Mattathias.

59TH GENERATION
292. Eleazer had the following son:
    +294 i. Matthan.

293. Mattathias. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +295 i. Joseph.

60TH GENERATION
294. Matthan had the following son:
    +296 i. Jacob.

295. Joseph. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +297 i. Jannai.

61ST GENERATION
296. Jacob had the following son:
    +298 i. Joseph.

297. Jannai. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +299 i. Melki.

62ND GENERATION
298. Joseph. Of the line of Solomon was the legal father of Jesus. After the birth of Jesus, Joseph and Mary had several daughters and the following sons.
     301 i. James
    302 ii. Joseph
    303 iii. Simon
    304 iv. Judas

299. Melki. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +301 i. Levi.

63RD GENERATION
301. Levi. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +302 i. Matthat.

64TH GENERATION
302. Matthat. Of Nathan's line had the following son:
    +303 i. Heli or Eli.

65TH GENERATION
303. Heli or Eli. Of Nathan's line had the following daughter:
    +304 i. Mary.

66TH GENERATION
304. Mary, a virgin, was empowered by the Holy Spirit and gave birth to Jesus, the Son of God.

    300 i. Jesus. He was born on Sunday the 28th of the month Iyyar in the year 3995 which is 14 May, 6 BC. He was born in Bethlehem and executed on 5 April in 30 AD in Jerusalem and was buried the same day in Jerusalem. He rose from the dead on 7 April in 30 AD in Jerusalem.

The 2,000 birthday of Jesus was 14 May 1995. The second century began on 14 May 1996 so those waiting for Jesus to return on His 2,000 year birthday are several years late.

Prepared by: John G. Nichols


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