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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 1:28-54

All nations but the seed of Abraham are already shaken off from this genealogy: they have no part nor lot in this matter. The Lord's portion is his people. Of them he keeps an account, knows them by name; but those who are strangers to him he beholds afar off. Not that we are to conclude that therefore no particular persons of any other nation but the seed of Abraham found favour with God. It was a truth, before Peter perceived it, that in every nation he that feared God and wrought... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 1:38-42

And the sons of Seir ,.... This man and his posterity were not of the race of Esau, but are mentioned because they were a family into which Esau, and a son of his, married, and whose possessions he and his obtained. The account from hence, to the end of 1 Chronicles 1:42 is the same with Genesis 36:20 , with some little variation of names. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 1:38-42

F. LIST OF DESCENDANTS OF SEIR . These verses contain the names of seven sons of Seir and one daughter, and of grandsons through every one of the seven sons, viz. two through Lotan the first, five through Shobal the second, two through Zibeon the third, one through Anah the fourth, four through Dishon the fifth, three through Ezar the sixth, and two through Dishan the seventh,—twenty-six names in all, or, including the one daughter, who is introduced as Lotan's ... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Chronicles 1:38

1 Chronicles 1:38. The sons of Seir This Seir was not Esau, nor of his posterity, but the ancient lord of this country, from whom it had its name, (see Genesis 36:20,) whose genealogy is here set down, that it might be understood from whom Eliphaz’s concubine and the mother of Amalek sprung; and because of that affinity which was contracted between his and Esau’s posterity. Those who were not united and incorporated with them, were destroyed by them, Deuteronomy 2:12. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 1:1-54

1:1-9:34 GENEALOGIES OF THE TRIBES OF ISRAELThe long lists of names that characterize Chronicles may not make interesting reading for us today, but they were important to the original readers. First, these genealogies proved to those who returned that they were a true continuation of the former kingdom. Second, they indicated who among the people had to carry out various religious duties and who among them were of the royal family of David. The lists recorded the origin and development of each... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 1 Chronicles 1:38

sons of Seir. Horites dwelling in Seir before the descendants of Esau (Genesis 36:20 ). read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 1:38

"And the sons of Seir: Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anath, and Ezer, and Dishan. And the sons of Lotan: Hori, and Homam; and Timna was Lotan's sister. The sons of Shobah Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon: Ajah, and Anah. The sons of Anah: Dishon. And the sons of Dishon: Hamran, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran. The sons of Ezer: Bilhan, and Zaavan, Jaakan. The sons of Dishan: Uz, and Aran." read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 1:1-54

GenealogiesThe writer begins his history with a series of genealogies, without introduction or heading, which embraces the descendants of Adam to Noah, the descendants of Noah through Japheth, Ham and Shem, the descendants of Abraham through Ishmael and the sons of Keturah, the descendants of Isaac through Esau and the rulers of Edom. These genealogies, which occupy the first nine chapters of this book, and occur frequently throughout the remaining chapters, relate to (a) peoples, (b)... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 1:35-42

(35-42) The tribes of Esau and Seir, extracted from Genesis 36:0 read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 1:38-42

(38-42) The sons of Seir (from Genesis 36:20-30).—There is no apparent link between this series and the preceding. Comparison of Genesis 36:20 shows that Seir represents the indigenous inhabitants of Edom (“the inhabitants of the land,” comp. Joshua 7:9) before its conquest by the sons of Esau. In time a fusion of the two races would result, the tribes of each being governed by their own chieftains, as is indicated by Genesis 36:20-21, where the seven sons of Seir (1 Chronicles 1:38) are called... read more

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