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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 8:1-32

There is little or nothing of history in all these verses; we have not therefore much to observe. 1. As to the difficulties that occur in this and the foregoing genealogies we need not perplex ourselves. I presume Ezra took them as he found them in the books of the kings of Israel and Judah (1 Chron. 9:1), according as they were given in by the several tribes, each observing what method they thought fit. Hence some ascend, others desecnd; some have numbers affixed, others places; some have... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 8:32

And Mikloth begat Shimeah ,.... Called Shimeam, 1 Chronicles 9:38 . and these also dwelt with their brethren in Jerusalem, over against them ; in another part of the city, right beside them. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 8:29-40

These verses are occupied with the immediate ancestors and posterity of Saul. And apparently the same account, minus some of its deficiencies, is repeated in the next chapter, 1 Chronicles 8:35 -44. The two may be taken together here, and the latter will help the interpretation of the former. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Chronicles 8:32

1 Chronicles 8:32. These also dwelt with their brethren in Jerusalem With those other Benjamites spoken of 1 Chronicles 8:28; over against them In some street or part of Jerusalem, which was over against that where their brethren dwelt. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 8:1-40

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

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Chronicles 8:1-44

C. The Lineage of Saul chs. 8-9This list obviously parallels to some extent David’s genealogy (chs. 1-3). Saul came from the tribe of Benjamin, not from the tribe of Judah that God had promised leadership of the nation. One reason the writer had an interest in the tribe of Benjamin (ch. 8) was that it was the only tribe other than Judah to remain loyal to the Davidic line. The tribe of Benjamin "ranked second only to Judah in postexilic society." [Note: Payne, "1, 2 Chronicles," p. 360.]... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 8:1-40

Genealogies (continued)This chapter contains a second account of the descendants of Benjamin, and traces the ancestors and descendants of Saul.1. Now Benjamin, etc.] The names of Benjamin’s descendants are repeated (with some variants) from 1 Chronicles 7:7., in order to lead up to the mention of Saul (1 Chronicles 8:33), the predecessor of David (1 Chronicles 10:14), whose history forms the chief subject of this book.3. And Abihud] perhaps to be corrected to ’father (Heb. Abi) of Ehud’: see 1... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 8:32

(32) Shimeah is essentially the same word as Shimeam (1 Chronicles 9:38). The latter is a mimmated form (i.e., a more ancient form of the noun, with the original ending m).And these also dwelt with their brethren in Jerusalem, over against them.—Literally, And they also, before their brethren, dwelt in Jerusalem with their brethren. The verse seems to tell us that of all the stock of Gibeon only the branch of Mikloth-Shimeah settled in Jerusalem. When, we are not informed. Some think the... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 1 Chronicles 8:1-40

6. Benjamin CHAPTER 8 1. The genealogies of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:1-28 ) 2. The house of Saul (1 Chronicles 8:29-40 ) In comparing this list with Genesis 46:21 we find some differences. The names of Benjamites include many who were born in the captivity and who returned to the land and dwelt in Jerusalem. Twice we read “those dwelt in Jerusalem” (verses 28, 32). Some of the names are found in the list of restored exiles in Ezra (chapter 2). Benjamin being brought back from the exile,... read more

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

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