corner graphic   Hi,    
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to

Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
1 Chronicles 20



Verse 1

it came to pass. Compare 2 Samuel 11:1; 2 Samuel 12:26-31.

children = sons.

David tarried at Jerusalem. No reference is made here to the result of this tarrying, which is recorded in 2 Samuel 11:1, 2 Samuel 12:25.

Verse 2

David took. No discrepancy here, for Joab had summoned David for the purpose (2 Samuel 12:27).

Verse 3

cut. Hebrew. sur. Occurs only here; the meaning "cut" is arbitrary. It must be explained by 2 Samuel 12:31, where it is sum, and is rendered "put" = "appointed them [to work] with". See notes there. Sur is probably from yashar = to regulate, or rule.

Verse 4

children = those born.

the giant. Hebrew. raphah, a descendant of one Rapha, who came of the Nephilim. See 2 Samuel 21:18-22, and App-23.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 20:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, November 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
Commentary Navigator
Search This Commentary
Enter query in the box below
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology