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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 2:1-17

Here is, I. The family of Jacob. His twelve sons are here named, that illustrious number so often celebrated almost throughout the whole Bible, from the first to the last book of it. At every turn we meet with the twelve tribes that descended from these twelve patriarchs. The personal character of several of them was none of the best (the first four were much blemished), and yet the covenant was entailed on their seed; for it was of grace, free grace, that it was said, Jacob have I loved?not... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 2:7

And the sons of Carmi ,.... The Targum adds, this is Zimri; but in Joshua 7:1 Carmi is said to be the son of Zabdi, who seems to be the same with Zimri; and some supply the word here, and read F15 So Junius & Tremellius, & Piscator. the sons of Zimri, Carmi, Achar, who was the grandson of Zimri; his proper name was Achan, Joshua 7:1 , but called Achar here by way of reproach, as Jarchi and others observe; being, as it follows: the troubler of Israel , as Achar... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 2:3-9

2. THE LINE OF JUDAH , TO HIS THREE GREAT - GRANDSONS . The line of Judah is, with a well-known object, the first to be taken up, although Judah stands fourth of Israel's sons. Judah has five sons: three, Er, Onan, Shelah , by a Canaanitess, the daughter of Shad ; and two, Pharez and Zerah , by Tamar , his own daughter-in-law, under the circumstances described ( Genesis 38:6-30 ). There all these names are found in exact accord in the Authorized Version, in the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 2:7

We have then so far seven grandsons to Judah, when a new name, unmentioned before, is introduced—Carmi. He is neither described as one of the seven grandsons nor as descended from any one of them, but unenviably enough is marked as the father of Achar —later form of Achau— the troubler of Israel . Joshua 7:1-18 supplies the missing link, and states that Carmi is son of Zimri (Zabdi), one of the aforesaid seven grandsons. By the punishment of death, visited upon this Achar, with his sons... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 2:7

“Achan” Joshua 7:1 seems to have become “Achar,” in order to assimilate the word more closely to the Hebrew term for “troubler,” which was from the time of Achan’s sin regarded as the true meaning of his name Joshua 7:25-26. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Chronicles 2:7

1 Chronicles 2:7. The sons of Carmi This man is here mentioned, because he was the son of Zimri, who was also called Zabdi, Joshua 7:18. Achar, the troubler of Israel He who in Joshua 7:0. is called Achan, is here, by a small variation, elegantly and significantly called Achar, which means troubler: because he had brought Israel into great danger and distress, by the sin he committed. 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 2:7

sons. Put for "son" by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Genus), App-6 . Achar = Achan. Compare Joshua 7:25 . transgressed. Hebrew. ma'al. App-44 . read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - 1 Chronicles 2:7

1 Chronicles 2:7. And the sons of Carmi; Achar— The sons of Zimri; Carmi. The sons of Carmi, Achar, &c. Houbigant. See Joshua 7:1. read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 2:7

7. the sons of Carmi—He was the son of Zimri, or Zabdi, as he is called ( :-). Achar—or Achan ( :-). This variety in the form of the name is with great propriety used here, since Achar means "troubler." :-. CHILDREN OF JESSE. read more

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