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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 6:1-30

The priests and Levites were more concerned than any other Israelites to preserve their pedigree clear and to be able to prove it, because all the honours and privileges of their office depended upon their descent. And we read of those who, though perhaps they really were children of the priests, yet, because they could not find the register of their genealogies, nor make out their descent by any authentic record, were, as polluted, put from the priesthood, and forbidden to eat of the holy... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 6:16-19

The sons of Levi, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. Which is repeated from 1 Chronicles 6:1 for the sake of their posterity, whose names are given in the three following verses, in the same manner as in Exodus 6:17 . read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 6:20

Of Gershon, Libni his son ,.... Whose genealogy runs thus, Jahath, called Jehiel, 1 Chronicles 23:8 . Zimmah, between whom was Shimei, 1 Chronicles 6:42 . Joah, the same with Ethan, 1 Chronicles 6:42 . Iddo, called Adaiah, 1 Chronicles 6:41 . Zerah, Jeaterai, whose name was also Ethni, 1 Chronicles 6:41 , the posterity of Shimei, the brother of Libni, are omitted. read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 6:21-28

The sons of Kohath, Amminadab ,.... The same with Izhar, 1 Chronicles 6:2 the posterity of his brethren, Amram, Hebron, and Uzziel, are omitted; and his genealogy is carried to a considerable length, for the sake of Samuel the prophet, who sprang from him: it stands thus, Korah, Assir, Elkanah, Ebiasaph, Assir, Tahath, Uriel, called Zephaniah, 1 Chronicles 6:36 Uzziah, the same with Azariah, 1 Chronicles 6:36 . Shaul, whose name is Joel, 1 Chronicles 6:36 then through the sons of... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 6:29-30

The sons of Merari; Mahli ,.... The posterity of his brother Mushi are omitted; his genealogy is drawn thus, Libni, Shimei, Uzza, Shimea, Haggiah, Asaiah. read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 6:22

Korah - See the history of this man, and his rebellion, Numbers 16:1-33. read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 6:28

The first-born Vashni , and Abiah - There is a great mistake in this verse: in 1 Samuel 8:2 ; we read, Now the name of his (Samuel's) first-born was Joel; and the name of his second Abiah. The word יואל Joel is lost out of the text in this place, and ושני vesheni , which signifies the second, and which refers to Abiah, is made here into a proper name. The Septuagint, Vulgate, and Chaldee, copy this blunder; but the Syriac and Arabic read as in 1 Samuel 8:2 . The MSS. have... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 6:16-19

These verses have a re-enumeration of the three sons of Levi, and differ from the enumeration of 1 Chronicles 6:1 , in being followed by the sons of each of these three, and afterwards by the line of descendants from each, instead of by the sons of only one, Kohath, and his descendant in only one stem, the high priest stem, and with only one object. All these names agree with Exodus 6:17-19 and Numbers 3:17-20 (comp. also Numbers 3:21-36 with Numbers 26:57-60 ), with the trifling... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 6:20-21

(A) These verses apparently give seven lineal descendants of Gershom, through his eldest son Libni . The question is whether this list of seven is part of the longer list of thirteen from Gershom ( 1 Chronicles 6:39-43 ). terminating with Asaph; and it seems impossible to decide the question satisfactorily. From the occurrence of the name Shimei in this latter, though in the wrong place, viz. after Jahath in the descending order, instead of before him, some think, Keil and Zockler among... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 6:22-23

Korah (comp. Numbers 16:27 , Numbers 16:32 , Numbers 16:33 , with Numbers 26:9-11 ). From Exodus 6:24 we also learn that the throe next in lineal succession to Korah, were Assir, Elkanah, and Ebiasaph, or Abiasaph; though Elkanah and Assir are omitted from verse 37, in the ascending line. read more

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