This chart summarizes the King David’s family tree, based on what we know from Scripture.
David’s Family Tree
|Relationship to David
|Great-grandparents||Boaz & Ruth||Ruth 2:1
|Half/sister*||Abigail||daughter of Nahash*
|Nephew||Amasa||son of Abigail
|Half/sister*||Zeruiah||daughter of Nahash*
|sons of Zeruiah
2 Samuel 2:18
*Who is Nahash? Options:
- David’s mother could have been married to Nahash before marrying Jessie and had Abigail and Zeruiah with him, making them Davd’s halfsisters.
- Nahash could be another name for David’s father in which case Abigail and Zeruiah are full sisters.
- Nahash could be the name of David’s mother, Jesse’s wife (though Nahash does not appear to be a female name).
|David’s Wife:||Mother of:
|1 Chronicles 3:1-4||Born in Hebron|
|1 Chronicles 3:5-9||Born in Jerusalem|
The Ministry of Samuel and Anointment of Saul — The Kingdom of Saul and His Wars — Saul, 1000 BCE — David’s Flight from Saul — David’s Rise to Power — David in Conquest of Canaan — David’s Wars of Conquest — Kingdom of David and Solomon — The United Monarchy under Solomon (1) — The United Monarchy under Solomon (2) — Solomon’s Economic Enterprises — Solomon’s Building Activities — Solomon’s Temple — Jerusalem in the Time of David and Solomon – from Studylight.org
Photo used here under Flickr Creative Commons.