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Old 1st November 2008, 03:28 PM
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Ron, what is the purpose of Song of Songs (The Song of Solomon), and did Solomon have more than a thousand wives(not include concubine)? Why his wisdom is beaten by flesh of his wives(concubine)?

About King David and Betsyeba.
According to the bible, Jesus is descendant of King David. What I am asking is, from which wives of David, Jesus bloodline is?
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Old 1st November 2008, 05:18 PM
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Ron, what is the purpose of Song of Songs (The Song of Solomon), and did Solomon have more than a thousand wives(not include concubine)? Why his wisdom is beaten by flesh of his wives(concubine)?

About King David and Betsyeba.
According to the bible, Jesus is descendant of King David. What I am asking is, from which wives of David, Jesus bloodline is?

Jesus is descended from David, by the flesh, through Mary, by the son of David named Nathan, by Bathsheba (the wife of Uriah).
Joseph was the legal father of Jesus, under Jewish law, and he was descended from David by Solomon, also by Bathsheba.

The number of wives and concubines of Solomon may be a literal but approximate number, or it may be a figure with symbolic meaning.

Solomon had great wisdom, but wisdom without cooperation with grace is useless. Solomon is a figure of the Church, from the time of peace after the Three Days of Darkness, to the Return of Jesus. The Church begins that time with great wisdom, but over the course of centuries, many members of the Church fall into very many serious sexual sins, in marriage and out of marriage, as symbolized by Solomon being led astray by both wives and concubines, despite the great wisdom to which the Church on earth will attain in that time.
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Old 2nd November 2008, 05:14 AM
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Jesus is descended from David, by the flesh, through Mary, by the son of David named Nathan, by Bathsheba (the wife of Uriah).
Joseph was the legal father of Jesus, under Jewish law, and he was descended from David by Solomon, also by Bathsheba.

The number of wives and concubines of Solomon may be a literal but approximate number, or it may be a figure with symbolic meaning.

Solomon had great wisdom, but wisdom without cooperation with grace is useless. Solomon is a figure of the Church, from the time of peace after the Three Days of Darkness, to the Return of Jesus. The Church begins that time with great wisdom, but over the course of centuries, many members of the Church fall into very many serious sexual sins, in marriage and out of marriage, as symbolized by Solomon being led astray by both wives and concubines, despite the great wisdom to which the Church on earth will attain in that time.

So Jesus bloodline (ancestor) is from David and Bathsheba whereas God is not pleased with the way David got Bathsheba. Weird..., I think it's not from official wife, is Bathsheba is an official wife of David or she's just his concubine?

And after his first son from Bathsheba died, why David seems to be happy? Aren't we usually supposed to be sad if someone has died?
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So Jesus bloodline (ancestor) is from David and Bathsheba whereas God is not pleased with the way David got Bathsheba. Weird..., I think it's not from official wife, is Bathsheba is an official wife of David or she's just his concubine?

And after his first son from Bathsheba died, why David seems to be happy? Aren't we usually supposed to be sad if someone has died?

Bathsheba became David's wife after Uriah died. The child conceived of the adultery between David and Bathsheba died, so adultery is not in the lineage of Jesus. God permitted Bathsheba to be in the lineage of Jesus because it shows the forgiveness of God. David and Bathsheba were forgiven of their sin.

David was not happy that the boy died. He fasted strictly and prayed fervently for the life of that child, but once the boy died, he understood God's will and accepted it. So he ended the fast.
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