And Asa begat Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Uzziah;
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Ambrose of Milan
In Luc., cap. 2: That there were two kings of the name of Joakim, is clear from the Book of Kings. “And Joakim slept with his fathers, and Joachim his son reigned in his stead.” This son is the same whom Jeremiah callsJeconias. And rightly did St. Matthew purpose to differ from the Prophet, because he sought to show therein the great abundance of the Lord’s mercies. For the Lord did not seek among men nobility of race, but suitably chose to be born of captives and of sinners, as He came to preach remission of sin to the captives. The Evangelist therefore did not conceal either of these; but rather shewedthem both, inasmuch as both were called Jeconias.But of those whom the holy Evangelist places together in the Lord’s genealogy, it should be known, that they were alike in good or ill fame. Judas and his brethren were notable for good, inlike manner Phares and Zara, Jechonias and his brethren, were notable for evil.
Hilsr. Amast. V. et N. Test. q. 85: Or, Ochozias, Joash, and Amasias, were excluded from the number, because their wickedness was continuous and without interval. For Solomon was suffered to hold the kingdom for his father's deserts, Roboam for his son's. But these three doing evil successively were excluded. This then is an example how a race is cut off when wickedness isshewn therein in perpetual succession. "And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begatAchaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias. ”And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manassesbegat Amon; and Amon begat Josias.”
Mystically, David is Christ, who overcame Golias, that is, the Devil. Urias,i.e. God is my light, is the Devil who says, “I will be like the Highest.” To Him the Church was married, when Christ on the Throne of the majesty of His Father loved her, and having made her beautiful, united her to Himself in wedlock. Or Urias is the Jewish nation who through the Law boasted of their light. From them Christ took away the Law, having taught it to speak of Himself.Bersabee is ‘the well of satiety,’ that is, the abundance of spiritual grace.
Morally; After David follows Solomon, which is interpreted, ‘peaceful.’ For one then becomes peaceful, when unlawful motions being composed, and being as it were already set in the everlasting rest, he serves God, and turns others toHim.Then follows Roboam, that is, ‘the breadth of the people.’ For when there is no longer any thing to overcome within himself, it behoves a man to look abroad to others, and to draw with him the people of God to heavenly things...
Otherwise, we may consider the first Jeconias to be the same as Joakim, and the second to be the son not the father, the one being spelt with k and m, the second by ch and n. This distinction has been confounded both by Greeks and Latins, by the fault of writers and the lapse of time.
What the Holy Spirit testified through the Prophet, saying, that He would cutoff every male from the house of Ahab, and Jezebel, that Jehu the son of Nausifulfilled, and received the promise that his children to the fourth generation should sit on the throne of Israel. As great a blessing then as was given upon the house of Ahab, so great a curse was given on the house of Joram, because of the wicked daughter of Ahab and Jazebel, that his sons to the fourth generation should be cut out of the number of the Kings. Thus his sin descended on his posterity asit had been written, “I will visit the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.” Thus see how dangerous it isto marry with the seed of the ungodly.
But the order in the Book of Kings is different , thus namely; Josias begot Eliakim, afterwards called Joakim; Joakim begot Jechonias. But Joakim isnot reckoned among the Kings in the genealogy, because God’s people had not set him on the throne, but Pharo...
Or; ‘the might of the people,’ because he quickly converts the people to the faith.
Or, ‘embracing,’ because, “None knoweth the Father but the Son.” .
And that incense signifies prayer, the Psalmist witnesses, saying, “Let my prayer come up as incense before Thee.”
Bersabee is interpreted, ‘the seventh well,’ or, ‘the well of the oath’ is, ‘the breadth of the people,’ according to that, “Many shall come from the East and from the West.”.
He is also Abias, that is, ‘the Lord Father,’ according to that, “One is your Father who is in heaven.” .
His is also Ezekias, that is, ‘the strong Lord,’ or, ‘the Lord shall comfort; 'according to that, “Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” .
He is Jechonias