3:1 sons of David. This material on the line of Ram, David’s ancestor (2:3–4:23 note), shows that Zerubbabel (3:19) is the legitimate heir of the Davidic line. The record of David’s family covers his children born in Hebron and Jerusalem (3:1–9); Solomon’s descendants (3:10–16); and the descendants of Jehoiachin (3:17–24). The list of these sons is from 2 Sam. 3:2–5; 5:13–16; 13:1.