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Question: How many wives did David have and where can I find them in the scriptures? I read about him in I Samuel and I found 2 by name, I also know that Bethshaba was one of them, if I spelled it right. Please help.

Answer: Thanks for your question. The best place to start, is to read 1 Chronicles 3:1-9, here it talks about King David's wives. He had at least ten concubines that were defiled by Absalom. These were taken care of after the rebellion by Absalom, but David did not go into them as wives again. He probably took more concubines after this, but I don't see their names right off hand. His main wives were (because concubines were considered second class): Michael 1 Samuel 18:17; 19:12-17; 2 Samuel 6:16-23. Bathsheba 2 Samuel 11:27. Abigail 1 Samuel 25:39. Others were: Ahinoam, Maacah, Abital, and Eglah.

I hope this helps,

Gary T. Panell

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