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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 1:51

Hadad died - "And his kingdom ended; for his land was subdued by the children of Esau, and the dukes of Edom ruled in the land of Gebala." - T. For various particulars in this chapter, see Genesis 10 (note) and Genesis 36 (note), and the parallel places. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 1:51-54

H. LIST OF ELEVEN DUKES OF EDOM . These, the remaining verses of 1 Chronicles 1:1-54 ; appear to give a list of eleven dukes of Edom, emphasized apparently as "the dukes of Edom," as though there were none before or after them. But see Genesis 36:15 , Genesis 36:41 , Genesis 36:43 , the study of which can scarcely leave a doubt on the mind that this list is not one of persons but of places; e.g. "the duke" of the city, or region of "Timnah," and so on. The places were ... 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 1:51

dukes of Edom were. Read, "there arose chiefs to Edom", viz. These seem to have superseded the kings. Aliah. Some codices, with two early printed editions, read "Alvah". See note on Zep 1:36 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 1:51

"And the chiefs of Edom were: chief Temna, chief Aliah, chief Jetheth, chief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon, chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar, chief Magdiel, chief Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom.""All of these genealogies are given in Genesis, as follows: (1 Chronicles 1:1-4) are in Genesis 5:3-22, and Genesis 10:1; (1 Chronicles 1:5-23) are in Genesis 10:2-4,6-8,13-18a,22-29; (1 Chronicles 1:24-27) are in Genesis 11:10-26 (cf. 17:5); (1 Chronicles 1:28-34) are in Genesis... 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

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