"Who was Amasa’s father?" (Alleged Contradiction #E4173)
And Absalom made Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab: which Amasa was a man’s son, whose name was Ithra an Israelite, that went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister to Zeruiah Joab’s mother.
II Samuel 17:25
And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmeelite.
I Chronicles 2:17
There are a couple of possibilities:
Jether also went by the name Ithra and had dual citizenship or mixed nationality as an Israelite and an Ishmeelite (which is perhaps why he went by two names—perhaps he adapted his name after moving his citizenship).
- Jether is the biological father, but Ithra is the step-father
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