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



Verse 1

Now the sons of Issachar were = And to the sons of Issachar belonged. Issachar born 1746 B.C.

Verse 2

the sons of Tola. Descendants of younger sons are contrasted with his firstborn Uzzi (verses: 1 Chronicles 7:3-4). These names occur nowhere else, and prove Chronicles to be entirely independent.

in the days of David. When he numbered the people (2Sa 24).

Verse 3

sons. A special various reading called Sevir (App-34) reads "son".

Verse 6

three. In Genesis 46:21 there were ten. When Chronicles was written the others probably had become extinct. Even in Numbers 26:38 only five are mentioned. in 1 Chronicles 8:1, 1 Chronicles 8:2 only five are given.

Verse 11

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

Verse 12

children = sons.

Hushim, the sons of Aher = Hushim the son of another, that other being Dan (Genesis 46:23). Not named here. For reason, see note below, and on Genesis 49:17.

sons. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Whole), for "son".

Aher. Hebrew. "aher = another.

Verse 14

she = his wife.

Aramitess = Aramaean, or woman of Syria.

Verse 15

second: i.e. second son of Manasseh. Machir being the first.

daughters. Not sons (Numbers 27:1).

Verse 17

Bedan. The name of a judge (1 Samuel 12:11).

Verse 18

his sister: i.e. Gilead"s sister.

Mahalah. Supply Figure of speech Ellipsis, "Mahalah [and Shemidah] and the sons". The name of one of the daughters of Zelophehad (Numbers 26:33).

Verse 21

they: i.e. the sons of Ephraim. A pre-Exodus raid, presuming perhaps on their descent from Joseph (Genesis 46:20), the governor of Egypt.

Verse 23

he = Ephraim. Born 1712. Compare Genesis 41:50.

Beriah. An ancestor of Joshua. Not to be confounded with Beriah of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:13), who made a reprisal on Gath; or with Beriah of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:30).

Verse 27

Non = Nun, of Numbers 13:8.

Verse 28

Gezer. See note on 1 Kings 9:15-17.

towns. Hebrew daughters. Put by Figure of speech Catachresis (App-6) for villages.

Gaza. Not the Gaza in Philistia assigned to Judah (Joshua 15:47).

Verse 34

Shamer: or Shomer, 1 Chronicles 7:32.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 7:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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