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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 2:18-55

The persons mentioned in the former paragraph are most of them such as we read of, and most of them such as we read much of, in other scriptures; but very few of those to whom this paragraph relates are mentioned any where else. It should seem, the tribe of Judah were more full and exact in their genealogies than any other of the tribes, in which we must acknowledge a special providence, for the clearing of the genealogy of Christ. 1. Here we find Bezaleel, who was head-workman in building the... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 2:35-41

And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife ,.... Having first given him his freedom, as the Targum premises; this daughter seems to be Ahlai, 1 Chronicles 2:31 which receives confirmation from Zabad, one of the descendants of this man, 1 Chronicles 2:36 , being said to be the son of Ahlai, 1 Chronicles 11:41 , that is, great-grandson: and she bare him Attai ; the genealogy of whose descendants is given to the end of 1 Chronicles 2:41 , of whom no mention is made... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 2:25-41

We reach here the second interruption in the account of Caleb's posterity. (A) Jerahmeel , though the eldest Hezronite son, has as yet been passed by in favour of Ram and in favour of Caleb, so far as regards part of his descendants. Jerahmeel himself is mentioned nowhere else, but his people collectively are ( 1 Samuel 27:10 ; 1 Samuel 30:29 ). On the other hand, this place alone supplies the lists of names, and we have not the aid of any collation. 1 Chronicles 2:25 purports in the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 2:36

The name Zabad throws considerable doubt on the opinion that no one of Jerahmeel's descendants given in this genealogy can be found elsewhere in the Old Testament; for compare again 1 Chronicles 11:41 . read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 2:1-55

Descendants of Judah and Simeon (2:1-4:43)Having listed the children of Jacob (Israel) starting with the eldest son Reuben, the writer immediately turns his attention to the tribe of Judah, the tribe that produced the dynasty of David (2:1-17). He traces the line of David first, then goes back to deal with a number of other important people in Judah and lists their descendants (18-55). On completing this, he returns to list the family of David (3:1-9), the descendants of David who reigned after... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 2:1-55

Genealogies (continued)The genealogies in this chapter comprise the descendants of Isaac through Israel (Jacob), and the descendants of Judah.3. The sons of Judah] Some of the names that follow are given differently in the other books where they occur. 9. Chelubai] the Caleb of 1 Chronicles 2:18, 1 Chronicles 2:42. 15. David the seventh] In 1 Samuel 17:12 it is implied that Jesse had eight sons.18. And of Jerioth] The passage is probably corrupt, and Jerioth may be the name of Azubah’s father.... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 2:9-41

(9-41) The Hezronites, who were sons of Pharez (1 Chronicles 2:5), and their three lines of descent, Jerahmeel, Ram, and Chelubai. read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 2:35-41

(35-41) The line of Sheshan-Jarha is pursued for thirteen generations of direct descent, but nothing is known of any of its members from any other source. Elishama, the last name (1 Chronicles 2:41), is the twenty-fourth generation specified from Judah. The list thus extends over a period of at least 720 years; and if we reckon from the Exodus (circ. 1330 B.C.), we get B.C. 610 as an approximate date for Elishama. Now an Elishama was living about that time, who is mentioned (Jeremiah 36:12) as... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 2:1-55

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 2:1-55

2. The Sons of Israel and the Descendants of Judah (2:1-4:23) CHAPTER 2 From Israel to Caleb 1. The sons of Israel (1 Chronicles 2:1-2 ) 2. The sons of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:3-12 ) 3. The offspring of Jesse (1 Chronicles 2:13-17 ) 4. The descendants of Caleb (1 Chronicles 2:18-24 ) 5. The descendants of Jerahmeel (1 Chronicles 2:25-41 ) 6. Other descendants of Caleb (1 Chronicles 2:42-55 ) After the twelve sons of Israel (Jacob) are named, Judah and his sons are mentioned. The... read more

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