Did David or Solomon marry any widows?

Question: Did Solomon and David have widows in the many wives and concubines they married? Answer: David married Abigail, the widow of a man name Nabor (I Samuel 27:3). He also married Bathsheba, the widow of Uriah (II Samuel 12:15), whom David had arranged to be killed.

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Why was David wrong in numbering Israel?

Question: In II Samuel 24:1-2, it was written that David commanded Joab to take a census of Israel. After the census was taken, in II Samuel 24:10, David knew that he had sinned and God sends a pestilence upon Israel as a consequence. Why did God consider David commanding a census of Israel sin? And…

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Did David have two sons named Solomon?

Question: I’m now reading II Samuel and I am confused about David’s children. In II Samuel 5:14, the passage reads that one of the names of the eleven children born in Jerusalem was Solomon. In II Samuel 12:24, the passage reads that Bathsheba gave birth to another Solomon. My question is which of these two…

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Why was there an idol in David’s house?

Question: In I Samuel 19:13, why was there an idol in David and Michal’s house? I know Saul erected a monument for himself in Carmel (I Samuel 15:12). Did Saul and his children worship other gods? Answer: The Hebrew word teraphim is often translated as a “household idol,” but some translators, such as Koehler-Baumgartner, think that it…

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Why did Saul ask whose son David was after his battle with Goliath?

Question: I’m reading in I Samuel 16:21. It says that David came into Saul’s service to play harp for Saul then became one of Saul’s armor-bearers.  Saul even sent word to Jesse saying to ‘allow David to remain in my service,’ so I would assume that Saul knew who David was.  However, in I Samuel…

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If you are to love your enemies, why did David kill Goliath?

Question: I was listening to a sermon about how to be a man after God’s heart. He was speaking about love, and he said David loved Saul even when Saul tried to kill him and searched for him for years. Even if Saul became David’s enemy, David would never do the same against Saul. He loved Saul and he’d never become his enemy. Then…

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How could David see his child when David hasn’t ascended to heaven?

Question: Hello, I read your question:  What happens to children when they die? You said that David would see his child when he died.  I don’t understand this because Acts 2:34 says that David has not ascended into the heavens. (David was long dead by this time).  Also, John 3:13 says no one has ascended into…

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Didn’t God support polygamy by offering David more wives?

Question: I’ve heard many ministers respond to why God allowed polygamy by saying that it’s like divorce. God allowed it but it wasn’t His will. I disagree with that response. After King David sinned with Bathsheba God said to David if you had only asked “I” (God) would have given you more wives.  Now, why…

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How many years of famine did God threaten David with?

Question: How many years of famine did God threaten David with? II Samuel 24:13 and I Chronicles 21:12 have a different number of years. Answer: “So Gad came to David and told him; and he said to him, “Shall seven years of famine come to you in your land? Or shall you flee three months…

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