Archive for December 2nd, 2022



For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Was Solomon David’s second or fourth son by Bathsheba?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:


“Then Nathan went to his house. Later the Lord struck the child that Uriah’s [a]widow bore to David, so that he was very sick…Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and went in to her and slept with her; and she gave birth to a son, and he named him Solomon. Now the Lord loved him,” (2 Samuel 12:15, 24)


“These were the children born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon, four by Bath-shua the daughter of Ammiel;” (1 Chronicles 3:5)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:


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