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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 1:43-54

Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom ,.... Which had its name from Esau, who was so called, Genesis 25:30 . From hence, to the end of the chapter, an account is given of the kings and dukes of Edom, in the same order as in Genesis 30:31 . read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 1:50

Daughter of Mezahab - This word זהב מי mey zahab , is literally the golden waters; or What is gold? The Targumist paraphrases thus: "Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, was so earnest and diligent in business that she became immensely rich; but when she was converted, she said, What is this silver, and What is this gold? That is, They are of no real worth. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 1:42-50

G. LIST OF KINGS OF EDOM . These verses contain a list of kings who reigned in Edom , during a period expressly notified as anterior to the institution of kings in Israel. Some further point of practical use than has been yet ascertained may lie in the preservation of these snatches of Edom's history. Something surely hangs on the emphatic but otherwise gratuitous statement, that kings were unknown in Israel when this line reigned in Edom. It may turn out to cover the fulfilment of... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 1:43-54

The slight differences favor the view, that the writer of Chronicles has here, as elsewhere, abridged from Genesis (see the marginal references). 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 1:50

Baal-hanan. Some codices, with one early printed edition, add "son of Achbor". Compare Genesis 36:39 . Hadad. Some codices, with four early printed editions, read "Hadar". See note on Amram, 1 Chronicles 1:41 . Pai. Some codices read "Pau". See note on Zep 1:36 . 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 1:43-54

(43-54) The ancient kings and chiliarchs of Edom, a transcript of Genesis 36:31-43, with only such differences as are incidental to transcribing. read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 1:50

(50) Baal-hanan.—Some MSS. have “ben Achbor,” as in Genesis 36:39; so in 1 Chronicles 1:51. “Alvah,” of Genesis, is more correct than our “Aliah.” The Hebrew margin reads “Alvah” (Alwah).Pai.—Many MSS. have “Pau,” the reading of Gen., which is right. Hadar (Genesis 36:39), on the other hand, is probably a mistake for Hadad.Mehetabel.—El benefiteth. Perhaps Mehetabel was an Israelite, as no other queen of Edom is mentioned. But her name is Aramean. read more

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