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To accommodate solitary web searches, this paragraph and the following paragraph is redundant in each of the chapters of the four biblical women mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus Christ.  In your search for Truth, it would be prudent to click on all of the highlighted links. 

This treatise on Rahab is a continuation of thoughtful research, initiated in the beginning chapter The Biblical Women in the Genealogy of Jesus Christ. The Truth confirms that the Covenant WORD of God spoken by Elohim in the Garden of Eden is unchangeable and His WORD is fulfilled within the Last Adam, Jesus Christ, for He is the Only Begotten Son of God.  Consider the genetic lineage of these four women Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Bathsheba, and understand absolutely that they are each in the lineage of the pure genetics of the first Adam taken from Adam's side, as Ishshah/Woman, and not of the satanically mingled and corrupted genetics of the wife of Ham.

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing (matter): but the honor of kings is to search out a matter. (Proverbs 25 verse 2.)

And it came to pass in an evening tide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.  And David sent [for his aides] and enquired after the woman. And one said: Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? (See 2nd Samuel 11 verse 1 thru 5.)

David, on the occasion depicted in the above Scripture, may have found himself slumbering throughout the day, only to arise off his bed during the dusk of the evening.  He went up to the elevation and expanse of the roof top of his home, where, perhaps for the first time or maybe not, David is able to see this beautiful woman bathing her self. Was it chance or was Bathsheba advertising her charms? We can surmise that from the roof top of David's home, Bathsheba's walls of privacy would no longer be a preventative issue for straying eyes.  David sends his aides to summon her, and then perhaps in the strength of his royal stature and reputation, David is able to persuade the young woman, Bathsheba, to sleep with him.  And the woman conceived, and sent for and told David, and said: I am with child. Here we have a note of caution in regards to the sin of two people:  Scripture States: And she (Bathsheba) came in unto him (David), and he lay with her for she was purified of her uncleanness. Even though it is written that Bathsheba was purified from her menstruation, nevertheless, for Bathsheba to become pregnant she had to be ovulating at the time of her encounter with David.  Her own bodily hormonal functions would be in full force, setting in motion her own passions.  Logically, if Bathsheba was not ovulating, then it was impossible for her to become pregnant. 

The sordid history of David's gross sin of betrayal and violence, can be followed in the eleventh and twelfth chapters of the second book of Samuel.  However, our main purpose in these writing, is to establish that Bathsheba's genetics, were in the lineage of the tribe of Judah, even as David's was, and whose lineage God had promised in a vision given to the prophet Nathan, saying: I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish His Kingdom.  He shall build an house for My Name, and .  (See 2nd Samuel 7 verse 11 thru 17.) (See also Isaiah 9 verse 6 thru 7.) From the beginning, Christ Jesus is God's Promised Holy One, Who through the extension of the genetics of Man/Adam through David's Seed, will be fulfilled in Nathan's prophecy that states: I will establish the throne of His Kingdom for ever.  God exalts His Word above His Name, and only His Holy Word that is Christ Jesus can build a house for the Holy Name of Yahweh.

Bathsheba, although she is stated by the David's aids to be the wife of Uriah the Hittite, is also stated to be the daughter of Eliam.  David knew both names, for both Uriah and Eliam were among his mighty men that fought with him in battle. (See 2nd Samuel 23 verse 34 and 39.) It is interesting that Uriah, is definitively stated, by the aides of David to be a Hittite, rather than denoting that Bathsheba is the wife of the man Uriah.  With the adulterous pregnancy of Bathsheba, and with the failure of David's subterfuge of Uriah, then consider that because Uriah is called a Hittite by his aides, David in the logic of his own mind legitimizes his murder of Uriah:  After all, God the Almighty had previously commanded the destruction of all Hittites. (See Deuteronomy 20 verse 17.)

David then wrote a letter to Joab and gave the sealed instructions to his trusted Uriah, for him to carry back to the battle front and place them in the hand of Joab. Uriah carried his own death warrant, for King David wrote in his letter to Joab: Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle and retire from him that he may be smitten and die.  Joab, not aware of David's affairs with Bathsheba, followed orders and placed the Hittite, Uriah, in the forefront of the battle, and when Joab removed his army's support, Uriah was killed.  (See 2nd Samuel 11 verse 12 thru 17.)

Uriah, although having Hittite blood in his generations, was allowed in the house of the Lord, as a Jewish convert, probably because he originally was in the lineage of Esau and the nation of Edom.  Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother.  Thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian, because you were a stranger in his land.  The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the Lord in their third generation. (Deuteronomy 2 verse 7 thru 8.)   If this were not the case then it is doubtful that Eliam, Uriah's father in law, would have allowed Uriah's marriage to his daughter Bathsheba.  Even Uriah's name denotes a would be devotion to Jehovah.  Bathsheba's father, Eliam is also known, as Ammiel, where both of his names have the meaning of  "God is my kinsman".  A rather prophetic name, for we will understand that Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, will come through Eliam's genetic lineage, by way of his daughter Bathsheba's marriage to David.

The next player is Eliam's father Ahithophel, who was a councilor to David.  Later Ahithophel basically committed treason against David, when he switched sides, and became a councilor to Absolom, who was seeking to unseat his father David from his throne.   And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counseled in those days, was as if a man had enquired at the oracle of God.  So was all the counsel of Ahithophel, both with David, and with Absalom. (2nd Samuel 16 verse 23.) Absolom, from Jerusalem, summoned Ahithophel from his home in Giloh, twenty miles away, to come to Jerusalem and give his noteworthy council to Absolom.  His first advice was heeded by Absolom, but the second good advice was overturned.  Wherefore, Ahithophel returned to his home in his city of Giloh; and after putting things in order, he hanged himself. (See 2nd Samuel 17 verse 23.)

Three hundred years earlier, Joshua gave the tribe of Judah all of the land as is designated in Joshua 15.  The territory included the mountain town of Giloh, where Ahithophel had his home and community, through his family's inheritances, as members of the tribe of Judah.  This is where Ahithophel would have raised his son Eliam, the father of Bathsheba. (See Joshua 15 verse 48 thru 51.) It should be obvious that Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the granddaughter of Ahithophel, is of the genetic house of Judah.

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Bathsheba (also known as Bathshua) gave birth to four sons.  And these were born unto him (David) in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four [sons], of Bathshua the daughter of Ammiel(1st Chronicles 3 verse 5.)

Adonijah was the first in line to succeed his father David to the throne of Israel.  When  David was sick unto death, Adonijah sought to declare himself king, but the prophet Nathan went to Bathsheba, and convinced her to go to king David, her husband, and have David to declare Solomon as king of Israel.  With the prophet Nathan's shrewd intervention, Solomon was made king by David's command. 

After being made king of Israel, Solomon made an alliance with the Egyptian Pharaoh and married Pharaoh's daughter and brought her to Jerusalem. (See 1st Kings 3 verse 1 thru 4.) This marriage alliance will eventuate in catastrophe for Israel.

Nevertheless, the Lord God appeared to Solomon twice in dreams.  In the first dream at Gibeon, the Lord God Almighty would give Solomon wisdom, and said to him that if he lived up to the Covenant and Statutes of God, as David his father had done, then his life would be increased. (See 1st Kings 3 verse 5 thru 12.) The second dream occurred after Solomon's building of the Temple, and his supplication to the Lord.  The Lord gave a conditional promise to Solomon, with a grievous warning if Solomon would failed to walk in his father David way. (See 1st Kings 9 verse 1 thru 9.)

But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites:  Of the nations concerning which the Lord said unto the children of Israel, You shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.  Solomon clave unto these [women] in love.  And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.  For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.  And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and went not fully after the Lord, as did David his father.  Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.  And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods. (1st Kings 11 verse 1 thru 8.) There is not one woman of Hebrew descent that is ever mentioned in the women of Solomon.

The good will of God's Word is conditional to a heart that responds in obedience, and then Godly wisdom will follow after His Word.  Witness the Word of the Lord to Solomon:  If thou will walk before Me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and will keep My statutes and My judgments.  Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel. 

But if you shall at all turn from following Me, you or your children, and will not keep My Commandments and My statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them.  Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for My Name, will I cast out of My sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people.  And at this house, which is high, every one that passes by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why has the Lord done thus unto this land, and to this house?  And they shall answer: Because they forsook the Lord their God, Who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them; therefore has the Lord brought upon them all this evil.  ( 1st Kings 9 verse 1 thru 10.)

Because of Solomon's arrogant disobedience, the kingdom of Israel would be rent from him, by the Word of the Lord.  But for David's sake, Solomon would be left with Judah and Benjamin, which would be left to his son Rehoboam, but the upper 10 tribes of Israel were separated from Solomon's rule.  There was complete contamination in the genetic tree of Solomon, for even his son Rehoboam came from the womb of Naamah an Ammonitess.  10 generations later Judah's King Jehoiachin also known as JeConiah, would be cursed by God, so that none of JeConiah's seed after him would reign on David's thrown. (See Jeremiah 22 verse 24 thru 30.) Indeed, JeConiah's was carried off to Babylon and was made a eunuch in the house of  king Nebuchadnezzar. Because of the genetic corruption there also was a change of course that would be consistent with God's Garden Covenant that the seed of Woman /Ishshah would crush the head of Satan.  That pure genetic lineage of the Man, Adam, would still go through David and his wife Bathsheba, but would be through the true genetic lineage of their son, Nathan.

For David was the father of Nathan by Bathsheba, and Nathan was the father of Mattatha, who was the father of Menan, who was the father of Melea, who was the father of Eliakin, who was the Father of Jonan, who was the father of Joseph, who was the father of Juda, who was the father of Simeon, who was the father of Levi, who was the father of Matthat, who was the father of Jorim, who was the father of Eliezer, who was the father of Jose,
who was the father of Er, who was the father of Elmodam, who was the father of Cosam, who was the father of Addi, who was the father of Melchi, who was the father of Neri, who was the father of Salathiel, who was the father of Zorobabel, who was the father of Rhesa, who was the father of Joanna, who was the father of Juda, who was the father of Joseph, who was the father of Semei, who was the father of Mattathias, who was the father of Maath,  who was the father of Nagge,  who was the father of Esli,  who was the father of Naum,  who was the father of Amos,  who was the father of Mattathias,  who was the father of Joseph, who was the father of Janna,  who was the father of Melchi,  who was the father of Levi,  who was the father of Matthat,  who was the father of Heli, who was the father of Mary. (See Luke 3 verse 23 thru 31.)

Mary, as a virgin daughter of the tribe of Judah, having the faith of her forefather Abraham, brought forth God's promised seed of the WoMan, that would crush the power of the evil one.  Her ovum seed of the genetics of the first Man/Adam, was impregnated with the Word of God, and became Immanuel, that is God is with us in the flesh, as the Son of Man.  Again, it would take no less than a Man in the image and likeness of God, to satisfy God's holiness, and the constancy of His Word of Salvation given in the Garden of Eden.

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Robert Glenn Pratten