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 Post subject: I Kings, Chapter 15
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:36 am 
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I've been really committed to listening to Ascension Press' Bible in a Year podcasts with Fr. Mike Schmitz. The way they group the 20-25 minute readings and commentary make a lot of sense and have made slogging through the "begats" and the accountancy parts much easier. While I haven't listened to each podcast on its release day, I haven't gotten more than a couple of days behind at any one time.

But I'm having trouble reconciling something in today's Day 165 reading. In I Kings Chapter 15, verse 2 says that King Abijam's mother is Ma'acah, daughter of Abishalom. In verse 8, it says that Abijam was succeeded by his son Asa. But in verse 10, Scripture says that Asa is the son of Ma'acah, daughter of Abishalom. So that leads me to believe that either there's a wrinkle in translation or that Abijam was performing more evil in the sight of the Lord than is openly stated. So is Asa the son of Abijam, the brother of Abijam (with Ma'acah as their mother), or what? Can someone make sense of this, please?

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 Post subject: Re: I Kings, Chapter 15
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Maybe Hadock's commentary would be helpful? https://www.studylight.org/commentaries ... gs-15.html

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 Post subject: Re: I Kings, Chapter 15
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Zeno wrote:
Maybe Hadock's commentary would be helpful? https://www.studylight.org/commentaries ... gs-15.html

So again, the issue is a lack of distinction in the ancient Hebrew/Aramaic words for close relatives. (Similar to the brother/cousin thing in the Gospels that lead some Protestants to believe that Joseph and Mary procreated.)

This makes sense - thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: I Kings, Chapter 15
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You are welcome. I love Haydock's commentary! It often can clear things up.

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 Post subject: Re: I Kings, Chapter 15
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Mrs. Timmy wrote:
I've been really committed to listening to Ascension Press' Bible in a Year podcasts with Fr. Mike Schmitz. The way they group the 20-25 minute readings and commentary make a lot of sense and have made slogging through the "begats" and the accountancy parts much easier. While I haven't listened to each podcast on its release day, I haven't gotten more than a couple of days behind at any one time.

But I'm having trouble reconciling something in today's Day 165 reading. In I Kings Chapter 15, verse 2 says that King Abijam's mother is Ma'acah, daughter of Abishalom. In verse 8, it says that Abijam was succeeded by his son Asa. But in verse 10, Scripture says that Asa is the son of Ma'acah, daughter of Abishalom. So that leads me to believe that either there's a wrinkle in translation or that Abijam was performing more evil in the sight of the Lord than is openly stated. So is Asa the son of Abijam, the brother of Abijam (with Ma'acah as their mother), or what? Can someone make sense of this, please?


I'm listening to the same podcast! I'm way behind, but will finish Judges tonight; so Kings is just around the corner.

Given the PG-13 nature of Judges, I simply can't imagine what Kings will be like....

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