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William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 1:1-54

NAMES1 Chronicles 1:1-54; 1 Chronicles 2:1-55; 1 Chronicles 3:1-24; 1 Chronicles 4:1-43; 1 Chronicles 5:1-26; 1 Chronicles 6:1-81; 1 Chronicles 7:1-40; 1 Chronicles 8:1-40; 1 Chronicles 9:1-44THE first nine chapters of Chronicles form, with a few slight exceptions, a continuous list of names. It is the largest extant collection of Hebrew names. Hence these chapters may be used as a text for the exposition of any spiritual significance to be derived from Hebrew names either individually or... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 1 Chronicles 1:1-54

Analysis and Annotations I. THE GENEALOGIES 1. From Adam to the Edomites CHAPTER 1 1. Adam to Noah (1 Chronicles 1:1-4 ) 2. The sons of Japheth (1 Chronicles 1:5-7 ) 3. The sons of Ham (1 Chronicles 1:8-16 ) 4. The sons of Shem (1 Chronicles 1:17-23 ) 5. From Shem to Abraham (1 Chronicles 1:24-27 ) 6. Ishmael and his sons (1 Chronicles 1:28-31 ) 7. Abraham’s sons from Keturah (1 Chronicles 1:32-33 ) 8. The sons of Isaac (1 Chronicles 1:34 ) 9. The sons of Esau (1 Chronicles... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 1:1-54

GENEALOGIES AND PEDIGREES INTRODUCTION With this begins the study of those historical books of the Old Testament written shortly after the return from the Babylonian captivity, the remainder of the series including 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. “Chronicles” means “diaries” or “journal,” and the books recapitulate sacred history from the time of Adam, in which the earlier books of the Old Testament are drawn upon and occasionally supplemented. The Holy Spirit, who is the real... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - 1 Chronicles 1:1-54

The Second Adam The Mighty Dead 1 Chronicles 1:0 This chapter should be taken as one lesson from beginning to end, and having read it through the reader will certainly be filled with wonder at the list of strange and even marvellous names. The first question that will arise must naturally be, What do we know of these people? The answer is that we know next to nothing about them, and yet there is the fact that they actually lived, exerted an influence, concluded their mission, and then passed... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - 1 Chronicles 1:54

"Handfuls of Purpose," For All Gleaners "These are the dukes of Edom." 1 Chronicles 1:54 . Of how small consequence is this announcement to the men of to-day! Importance, however, is not to be denied simply because it is limited. Every man must look upon his importance from his own point of view, a father may be important in a family, and yet may be nobody in the state; a man may be of some importance in one state, and hardly known in the next province. Then there is an importance which is... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 1 Chronicles 1:34-54

Here again, after mentioning the sons of Isaac, Esau, and Israel, the sacred Historian takes up in a short view Esau's posterity before that he enters upon that of Israel, and therefore reserves the history of the seed of Israel, for the subject of the next chapter. It is well worthy the earnest attention of the Reader, that as the promise was to be established in Isaac and his seed, and the son of the bond-woman was not to be heir with the son of the free-woman, hence the posterity of Ishmael... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 1 Chronicles 1:54

REFLECTIONS READER! pause over this chapter, and mark the several important instructions it contains. What a subject of wonder, of humiliation, and of praise, is here! What wonder is opened to our contemplation in the astonishing succession of so many generations! What multitudes have sprung from one stock! And what an immense and incalculable congregation will it be, that shall; at length, be brought to stand before the judgment-seat of Christ, when not one, from Adam to the consummation of... read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 1:28-54

28-54 The genealogy is from hence confined to the posterity of Abraham. Let us take occasion from reading these lists of names, to think of the multitudes that have gone through this world, have done their parts in it, and then quitted it. As one generation, even of sinful men, passes away, another comes. Ecclesiastes 1:4; Numbers 32:14, and will do so while the earth remains. Short is our passage through time into eternity. May we be distinguished as the Lord's people. read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - 1 Chronicles 1:32-54

The Descendants of Esau and the Dukes of Edom v. 32. Now, the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine, the half-brothers of Ishmael; she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah, these being the founders of nomadic tribes in the northern part of Arabia and in Syria. Cf Genesis 25:1-Exodus :; Genesis 36:35; Job 2:11 . And the sons of Jokshan: Sheba and Dedan. v. 33. And the sons of Midian: Ephah, and Epher, and Renoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons,... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - 1 Chronicles 1:1-54

THE BOOKS OF CHRONICLES__________FIRST BOOK§ 1. GENEALOGICAL TABLES OR PEDIGREES, WITH SHORT HISTORICAL STATEMENTS INTERSPERSED.—CH. 1–9a. Genealogies of the Patriarchs from Adam to Isaac’s Sons Israel and Edom, with the Posterity of the Latter till the Times of the Kings, Ch. 11Adam, Sheth, Enosh. 2Kenan, Mahalalel, Jered. 3Henoch, Methushelah, 4Lamech. Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 5The sons of Japheth: Gomer, 6and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. And the sons... read more

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