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Bathsheba: King Solomon’s African Mother

Bathsheba: King Solomon’s African Mother

The Hamites
Was Solomon's mother a descendant of Ham? This might be hard for many to accept, but the evidence points to the very fact that Bathsheba was not a Hebrew. If you've already read my previous article, Uriah: Bathsheba's African Husband and David's Mighty Man, then you know that Bathsheba was originally married to a black man from the line of Ham. Tracing Bathsheba's Lineage Although we are not told directly that Bathsheba is a Hamite, we can actually trace her heritage through her grandfather Ahithophel (David's African counselor). In 2 Samuel 11:3 we are told that Bathsheba's father is Eliam, but it isn't until 2 Samuel 23 that we find out that Bathsheba's grandfather is a Gilonite. "Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maachathite, Eliam the son of Ahithophel t...
Uriah: Bathsheba’s African Husband and David’s Mighty Man

Uriah: Bathsheba’s African Husband and David’s Mighty Man

The Hamites
David suffered a shattered kingdom, two dead sons, and his wives were raped in front of everyone... all because of the death of one African man... Uriah. We've all heard the story of David stealing Bathsheba from Uriah, but how big of a role did Uriah's betrayal and death play in the life of David? In most Bible studies, Uriah is sort of a side note, and that's only because of what David did to him: David got Bathsheba (Uriah's wife) pregnant. David then set up Uriah to be killed in battle. If that was the extent of the story, there wouldn't be much to tell, but Uriah's death is only the beginning of David's problems with God, Israel, and his son Absalom. Uriah The Hittite To understand the genealogy of Uriah, we must start at the beginning with Noah's son Ham....

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