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James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 8:1-40

GENEALOGIES AND PEDIGREES INTRODUCTION With this begins the study of those historical books of the Old Testament written shortly after the return from the Babylonian captivity, the remainder of the series including 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. “Chronicles” means “diaries” or “journal,” and the books recapitulate sacred history from the time of Adam, in which the earlier books of the Old Testament are drawn upon and occasionally supplemented. The Holy Spirit, who is the real... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - 1 Chronicles 8:1-40

Valiant Men Ingratitude a Torrent of Names 1 Chronicles 7:1; 1 Chronicles 8:01 Chronicles 8:0 In these chapters we have summaries of the great clans of Issachar, Benjamin, Naphtali, West Manasseh, Ephraim, Asher, the families of Gibeon, especially the royal house of Saul, with innumerable and collateral allusions. In 1Ch 7:2 of chapter 7 there is a sentence which presents an excellent family record "They were valiant men of might in their generations;" while the reference is to the sons of... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 1 Chronicles 8:1-2

Wherefore the sacred writer had it in commission, to re-assume the subject of the genealogy of Benjamin in this chapter, and to employ a whole chapter in it, I cannot presume to speak. But it is worthy of remark, that after we had gone through the register of the Benjamites, nearly equal in point of length to that of some other of the tribes of Israel, that we should be called to it again. Perhaps, as the numeration of the different tribes is now nearly finished, and we are approaching to the... read more

George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 8:2

Nohaa is probably styled Bechor; and Rapha, Ros, in Genesis. read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - 1 Chronicles 8:1-31

The Line of the Tribe of Benjamin v. 1. Now, Benjamin begat Bela, his firstborn, Ashbel, the second, and Aharah, the third, v. 2. Nohah, the fourth, and Rapha, the fifth. The fact that many names in the list following are different from those given by Moses is due either to the custom of having more than one name or to the use of the word "sons" in the wider sense, which includes grandsons and even descendants farther removed. v. 3. And the sons of Bela were Addar (or Ard), and Gera, and... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - 1 Chronicles 8:1-40

2. Again the Families of Benjamin, especially the House of Saul: 1 Chronicles 8:01. The Families of Benjamin: 1 Chronicles 8:1-281 Chronicles 8:1.And Benjamin begat Bela his first-born, Ashbel the second, and Ahrah 2the third. Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth. 3And the sons of Bela were Addar, and Gera, and Abihad. 4And Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah. 5And Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram.6And these are the sons of Ehud (these are the heads of the fathers to the 7inhabitants of Geba, and... read more

G. Campbell Morgan

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 8:1-40

This whole chapter constitutes a fuller account of the house of Benjamin. It seems to be a collection of names and very little more. Among them, however, after the name of the founder, Benjamin, two stand out conspicuously, Saul and Jonathan. They are almost buried among the rest, and yet most probably constitute the reason of this comparatively large section devoted to the genealogy of the house of Benjamin. As we have said more than once, the chief interest of the Book centers around David,... read more

Arthur Peake

Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 8:1-40

PART I (1 Chronicles 1-9). Genealogical Lists, together with Geographical and Historical Notes.— These chapters form a general introduction to the whole work. They contain the following genealogies, often in an incomplete form: Adam to Israel ( 1 Chronicles 1:1 to 1 Chronicles 2:2)— with the exception of Cain’ s descendants ( Genesis 4:16-Song of Solomon :)— the whole material is taken from Genesis 1-36; Judah ( 1 Chronicles 2:3-2 Timothy :); David ( 1 Chronicles 3:1-Jeremiah :); Judah... read more

Joseph Exell

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary - 1 Chronicles 8:1-40

CRITICAL NOTES.] Benjamin, son of Bilhan (1 Chronicles 7:10), great-grandson of son of Jacob. Posterity given on account of history of Saul. This tribe remained faithful during the revolt of the ten, and returned with Judah from Babylon.1 Chronicles 8:3-5.—The nine sons of this Bela are all different in name from the five sons of the earlier Bela (1 Chronicles 7:7). The names Gera, Naaman, and Shephuphan (Numbers 26:39) are heirlooms from the household of the former Benjamin (Judges 3:15)... read more

Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 8:1-40

Chapter 8In chapter eight, we come back to the tribe of Benjamin. And in the tribe of Benjamin, we come down to the family of Kish from which, of course, Saul was born, who became the first king over Israel, verse thirty-three,Ner begat Kish, Kish begat Saul, Saul begat Jonathan ( 1 Chronicles 8:33 ),And so you have Saul from the tribe of Benjamin. " read more

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