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John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Numbers 26:15-18

The children of Gad, after their families tribe was numbered next to Simeon ,.... because it lay encamped with that under the standard of Reuben. There is a little variation in the names of two or three of his sons, from those by which they are called Genesis 46:16 , instead of Ziphion, here Zephon; and for Haggai, here Haggi; and what is much wider, for Ezbon, here Ozni. Seven families sprang from Gad, whose number now was 40,500; they were diminished since their last numbering 5150; it... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Numbers 26:19-22

And the sons of Judah were Er and Onan ,.... And besides these he had Shelah, Pharez, and Zerah, from whom families sprang, but none from the two first: for Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan ; where they were born; and that because of their sins, as the Targum of Jonathan adds, see Ge 38:7-10 so that there were but three families sprang from Judah, the Shelanites, Pharzites, and Zarhites; only the family of the Pharzites was divided into two families, the Hesronites and the... read more

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John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Numbers 26:23-25

Of the sons of Issachar, after their families ,.... This tribe was numbered next to Judah, because it was under his standard. Two of his sons are a little differently named than they are Genesis 46:13 instead of Phuvah one is called Pua, and instead of Job another is called here Jashub; this tribe consisted of four families, and the number of warlike men in it was 64,300; their increase since the last numbering of them is 9900. read more

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John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Numbers 26:26-27

Of he sons of Zebulun, after their families ,.... This is numbered next to Issachar, because it was encamped under the standard of Judah; it consisted of three families, whose numbers were 60,500, so that this tribe was increased 3100. read more

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John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Numbers 26:28-34

The sons of Joseph, after their families, were Manasseh and Ephraim. Manasseh is here mentioned first, though Ephraim was preferred to him by Jacob, and the standard belonged to him; not because he was the firstborn, but because he had now the greater increase, though he had but one son, Machir, of whom was the family of the Machirites, and a grandson, whose name was Gilead, from whom was the family of the Gileadites, and who had six sons; of whom were the families of the Jeezerite,... read more

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John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Numbers 26:35-37

These are the sons of Ephrain, after their families ,.... Which were but three, the Shuthalhite, the Bachrite, and the Tahanite, only from the former sprung another family, called the Eranite; the number of the whole was 32,500; there was a decrease in this tribe of 8000. read more

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John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Numbers 26:38-41

The sons of Benjamin, after their families ,.... This tribe was numbered next to Ephraim, being under his standard. Five of the sons of Benjamin are omitted, perhaps because they died without issue, and so no families sprang from them; the names of the five sons mentioned vary a little from the names of them in Genesis 46:21 instead of Ehi, it is here Ahiram; and instead of Huppim and Muppim, it is here Shupham and Hupham; from these last five were the families of the Belaite, Ashbelite,... read more

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John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Numbers 26:42-43

These are the sons of Dan, after their families ,.... Though he had but one son, the plural being put for the singular; or by sons are meant his posterity; his son's name was Shuham, and by transposition Hushim, in Genesis 46:23 from him was the family of the Shulamite; and yet, though but one, consisted of 64,400 men; there was an increase of 1700 in this tribe. read more

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John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Numbers 26:44-47

Of the children of Asher, after their families ,.... This tribe was numbered next to Dan, because it was under his standard; one of his sons is omitted, very probably dying childless, and so had no family; from the rest sprang the families of the Iimnite, Jesuite, and Benite; and, from the latter, two others, the Heberite and Malchielite; and it is remarked that Asher had a daughter named Serah, and who also is particularly mentioned as a sister of Asher's sons in Genesis 46:17 no doubt... read more

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John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Numbers 26:48-50

Of the sons of Naphtali, after their families ,.... This tribe, which is the last of them, was numbered next to Asher, because it was with that under the standard of Dan; it had four families in it, the Jahzeelite, Gunite, Jezerite, and Shillemite, and its number was 45,400, being less by 8000 than it was when first numbered. read more

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