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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 7:1-19

We have here a short view given us, I. Of the tribe of Issachar, whom Jacob had compared to a strong ass, couching between two burdens (Gen. 49:14), an industrious tribe, that minded their country business very closely and rejoiced in their tents, Deut. 33:18. And here it appears, 1. That they were a numerous tribe; for they had many wives. So fruitful their country was that they saw no danger of over-stocking the pasture, and so ingenious the people were that they could find work for all... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 7:11

All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers, mighty men of valour, were seventeen thousand and two hundred soldiers , fit to go out for war and battle. Which, with the above sums put together, make of the tribe of Benjamin, besides what follow, 59,430; who, if numbered by Joab, the account was not given in by him, 1 Chronicles 21:6 . read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 7:1-40

Genealogies of the remaining tribes (7:1-8:40)Although the lists here are incomplete and in places difficult to follow, it seems that the tribes dealt with are Issachar (7:1-5), parts of Benjamin and Dan (6-12), Naphtali (13), the portion of Manasseh not listed earlier (14-19; cf. 5:23-24), Ephraim (20-29) and Asher (30-40).Benjamin is given in greater detail, possibly because it included Jerusalem in its tribal territory. Also this was the only tribe that joined Judah in the southern kingdom,... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 1 Chronicles 7:11

their fathers. Figure of speech Ellipsis ( App-6 ), "their fathers [houses]". read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Chronicles 7:1-40

5. The remaining families of Israel ch. 7The tribes the writer listed were Issachar, Benjamin, Naphtali, Manasseh, Ephraim, and Asher. Why did he omit Dan and Zebulun? The inclusion of these tribes would have resulted in a total of 14 tribes since he had counted Levi and had dealt with both halves of Manasseh separately. Evidently to keep the whole number of tribes at 12 he omitted these. [Note: John Sailhamer, First and Second Chronicles, p. 26.] Another possibility is that perhaps the tribes... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 7:1-40

Genealogies (continued)This chapter traces the descendants of Issachar, Benjamin (Dan), Naphtali, Manasseh, Ephraim, and Asher.2. Of Tola] The numbers given in this v. are those of Tola’s descendants by his younger sons as contrasted with his descendants through his firstborn Uzzi: 1 Chronicles 7:3, 1 Chronicles 7:4.11. By the heads of their fathers] RV ’according to the heads of their fathers’ houses’: and so elsewhere. They were divided into a number of patriarchal clans. 12. Sons of Aher]... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 7:6-11

(6-11) The tribe of Benjamin.(6) Benjamin.—Before this word bnê (sons of . . .) has been lost, because Benjamin in Hebrew begins with the same three letters. The present list of the sons of Benjamin may be compared with three others, that of Gen. xlvi 21, that of Num. xxvi 38-41, and that of the next 1chron 1 Chronicles 7:1-5. read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 7:11

(11) All these the sons of Jediael.—Render, “All these were sons of Jediael; (according) to the heads of the clans, valiant warriors; 17,200 going out in host to the battle.” Perhaps the particle (according to) should be omitted. In any case, the chiefs or the clans are regarded as one with their warriors.The sum of the warriors of Benjamin is thus 54,434. The Mosaic census (Numbers 26:41) gave 45,600. An increase of barely 14,000 in the course of atleast three centuries may seem too small. But... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - 1 Chronicles 7:1-40

Qualification and Duty 1 Chronicles 7:11 I. 'Fit.' We must be fit for whatever the times are fit. Some have lived in controversial times; they have been fit for controversy, strong in argument, defiant in spirit, intrepid and courageous in the last degree. Others have been born in times of suffering, deprivation, persecution, and yet they may, by the mercy and lovingkindness and condescension of God, have been fit; the fight has gone out of them, but the endurance has come into their blood,... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 1 Chronicles 7:1-40

5. Issachar, Naphtali, half Manasseh, Ephraim, and Asher CHAPTER 7 1. Issachar (1 Chronicles 7:1-5 ) 2. Of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:6-12 ) 3. Naphtali (1 Chronicles 7:13 ) 4. Half Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:14-19 ) 5. Ephraim (1 Chronicles 7:20-29 ) 6. Asher (1 Chronicles 7:30-40 ) The other tribes are given except Dan and Zebulun, which are missing. Issachar’s had the territory between the highlands and the Jordan valley. Their warriors numbered 87,000 taken most likely from... read more

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