Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 5:14

Now these are the names of those who were born to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - David;   Nathan;   Shammuah;   Shobab;   Thompson Chain Reference - Nathan;   Solomon;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Concubine;   Nathan;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Shammua;   Shobab;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Nathan;   Nepheg;   Shobab;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Nathan;   Palace;   Samuel, Books of;   Shammua(h);   Shimea;   Shobab;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Nathan;   Samuel, Books of;   Shobab;   Solomon;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Nathan ;   Shammua, Shammuah ;   Shobab ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - David;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Na'than;   Shammu'ah,;   Sho'bab;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Bath-Sheba;   Jerimoth;   Nathan (2);   Nogah;   Samuel, Books of;   Shammua;   Shimea;   Shobab;   Solomon;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Bathsheba;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Genealogy;   Samuel, Books of;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

These be the names - Eleven children are here enumerated in the Hebrew text; but the Septuagint has no less than twenty-four. I shall insert their names, and the reader if he please may collate them with the text: Sammus, Sobab, Nathan, Solomon, Ebear, Elisue, Naphek, Jephies, Elisama, Elidae, Eliphalath, Samae, Jessibath, Nathan, Galimaan, Jebaar, Theesus, Eliphalat, Naged, Naphek, Jonathan, Leasamus, Baalimath, and Eliphaath. There is no doubt some corruption in these names; there are two of the name of Nathan, two of Eliphalath, and two of Naphek; and probably Sammus and Samae are the same.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:14". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-samuel-5.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And these be the names of those that were born unto him in Jerusalem,.... The names of his sons, for his daughters are not mentioned, and these seem to be such only that were born of his wives, see 1 Chronicles 3:9,

Shammua, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon; these four were by Bathsheba; the first of these is called Shimea, 1 Chronicles 3:5.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:14". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-5.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 5:14 And these [be] the names of those that were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon,

Ver. 14. And Nathan.] Who therefore cannot be the same with Ithream, born of Eglah, David’s wife, [2 Samuel 3:5] as some would have it.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:14". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-5.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

14.The names — A comparison of these names with the lists in Chronicles will show some discrepancies, for which at this day we are unable to account. Some of them are, perhaps, errors of copyists, but this must not always be supposed. Children who died in infancy were registered in some tables, and in others not.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:14". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-5.html. 1874-1909.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(14) These be the names.—The same list, with some variations, is given in 1 Chronicles 3:5-8; 1 Chronicles 14:5-7. According to 1 Chronicles 3:5, the first four were children of Bathsheba (Bath-shua), and were consequently not born until a later period of David’s reign. Solomon and Nathan are the two sons through whom St. Matthew and St. Luke trace our Lord’s genealogy. Although Solomon is placed last in all the lists, he appears, from 2 Samuel 12:24, to have been the oldest of Bathsheba’s sons, and could otherwise hardly have been old enough to take charge of the kingdom at his father’s death. The variations in the names are chiefly mere differences of spelling. The first, Elishama, in 1 Chronicles 3:6, is evidently a copyist’s mistake for Elishua, since Elishama occurs again in 2 Samuel 5:8; and the names of Eliphalet and Nogah, given in both lists in Chronicles, are omitted here, probably because they died young, the name of the former being given again to the last son in all the lists. In 1 Chronicles 3:9, it is said that all these were sons of David’s wives, besides those of his concubines.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:14". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-5.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And these be the names of those that were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon,
the names
1 Chronicles 3:5-9; 14:4
Shammuah
or, Shimea.
1 Chronicles 3:5
Nathan
12:1-7; Luke 2:31
Solomon
12:24,25; Matthew 1:6
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 3:4 - and in Jerusalem;  1 Chronicles 3:8 - Eliphelet;  Zechariah 12:12 - Nathan;  Luke 3:31 - of Nathan

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:14". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-5.html.