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...
David suffered a shattered kingdom, two dead sons, and his wives were raped in front of everyone... all because of the death of one Canaanite man... Uriah The Hittite. 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.
The Genealogy of Uriah The Hittite
To understand the genealogy of Uriah, we must start at the...
Pre-Slavery ChristianityIt Was Never The White Man's Religion
Did you know that African languages are specifically named as languages spoken on the day of Pentecost? Did you know that Ethiopia declared Christianity the national religion 59 years before Rome? Did you know that the oldest Christian church was founded in Egypt 17 years before Ethiopia declared it the national religion?