The Facts (Chapter number: Verse)
3:1-3 - These are the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: thefirstborn Amnon, by Abinoam the jezreelite; the second daniel, by Abigail the Carmelite; the third Absalom, son of maacah, daughter of King Talmai of Geshur; the fourth Adonijah, son of Haggith; the fifth Shephatiah, by Abital; the sixth Ithream by his wife Eglah.
3:5 - These were born to him in Jerusalem: shimae, shobab, Nathan, and Solomon, four by bath-shua, daughter of Ammiel.
3:9 - All these were David's sons, besides the sons of the concubines; and Tmar was their sister.
4:3 - These were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi.
4:5-7 - Ashhur father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah; Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah. The sons of Helah: Zereth, Izhr, and Ethnan.
4:9 - Jabez was honored more tat his brothers; and his mother named him Jabez saying, "Because I bore him in pain."
4:17-19 - These are the sons of Bithiah, daughter of Pharoah, whom Mered married; and she conceived and bore Miriam, Shammai and Ishbah father of Eshtemoa. And his Judean wife bore Jered father of Gedor, Heber father of Soco, and Jekuthiel father of Zanoah. The sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were the fathers of Keilahthe Garmite and Eshteoa the Maacathite.
4:27 - Shiemei had sixteen sons and sixteen daughters.
1 Chronicles 5 - No mention of any women.
Again, more boring genealogies.
Also, all the polygamy reminds me of a Wiki article I read about the Lost Boys typical in fundamentalist Mormonism who are pressured to leave a community because there aren't enough women to take as wives. So I guess that is a possibility I never really thought of when looking at the polygamy in the Bible. Instead of a world population of 1/4 men and 3/4 women maybe they are just casting men out of tribes so that other men can have more than one wife. Which sounds horribly selfish.
You'd think they'd realize this was a douche move and maybe they should just stick to one wife so that everyone gets one.
But what do I know.
Friday: 1 Chronicles 6-8