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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 2:53

And the families of Kirjathjearim ,.... That dwelt there, of which Shobal was prince, and who sprung from him, are as follow: the Ithrite, and the Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites ; who had their names from Jether, Putha, Shumath, and Mishra, descendants of Shobal: of them came the Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites ; that is, from the Mishraites sprung the inhabitants of Zeroth and Eshtaol, places in the tribe of Judah, Joshua 15:33 . read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 2:53

The families of Kirjath-jearim - "These were the children of Moses, which Zipporah bare to him, viz., the Jethrites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of these came the disciples of the prophets Zarah and Eshtaol." - T. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 2:50-55

The opening sentence of these verses has also been already discussed. It may be now added (see Keil, 'Commentary,' in loc .) that some would understand the words as though they meant, These were the sons of Caleb , in the descending line of Hur, Ephratah's firstborn . This rendering is got at by altering "the son of Hut" into "the sons of Hur," which seems to have been the reading of the Septuagint manuscripts, and which, at all events, their rendering has. The remainder of 1... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Chronicles 2:53

1 Chronicles 2:53. The families of Kirjath-jearim; the Ithrites, &c. The inhabitants of Kirjath-jearim were divided into several families, as Kimchi interprets it, and these here mentioned were the heads of families, denominated from Ithra or Jether, and Puhah, &c. As from Jimni came the family of the Jimnites, and from Beriah the Beriites, in Numbers 26:44. Of them came the Zareathites, &c. Zarah and Eshtaul were two cities in the tribe of Judah, which were... 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

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 1 Chronicles 2:53

Zareathites . . . Eshtaulites = of Zerah . . . of Esh-taol, two cities of Judah (Joshua 15:33 .Judges 13:25 ; Judges 16:31 ). 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 2:42-55

(42-55) These verses revert to the Calebite stocks. Interpreted as merely bearing upon the extraction of individuals about whom, for the most part, nothing whatever is known beyond what these brief notices reveal, the section presents great difficulties. The key to it appears to be the assumption that it is an ancient record of the relations between certain great branches of the tribe of Judah, and their various settlements; in other words, these lists are tribal and topographical, rather than... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 2:50-55

III.—1 Chronicles 2:50-55 : A third register of Calebite clans and settlements.(50) The sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah.—See 1 Chronicles 2:19-20 and Notes. The statement “These were the sons of Caleb” should be connected with 1 Chronicles 2:49, as a subscription or concluding remark to the list, 1 Chronicles 2:42-49. (Comp. 1 Chronicles 2:33.) A fresh start is then made with “the sons (so the LXX.) of Hur, firstborn of Ephratah,” reverting to the Caleb of 1 Chronicles... read more

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