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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Chronicles 1

Verse 1

Adam. Compare Genesis 1:26; Genesis 2:7.

Sheth. Compare Genesis 4:25; Genesis 5:3.

Verse 2

Kenan = Cainan (Genesis 5:9).

Verse 4

Shem. Compare Genesis 5:32; Genesis 10:21. In cases where there are several sons of one father, the collateral are dealt with first, and the main line taken up later. Hence Shem"s main line is not dealt with till 1 Chronicles 1:24, after the sons of Japheth and Ham have been given.

Verse 5

Japheth. Compare Genesis 10:2, &c.

Verse 6

Riphath. Some codices; with four early printed editions, Syriac and Vulgate, read "Riphath", others "Diphath", owing to Hebrew ("D")and ("R").

Verse 7

Dodanim, or Rodanim. See above note.

Verse 8

Cush. Recent discoveries at Pterium, in Cappadocia, show that the Babylonians called Cappadocia Kus. The great king of the Hittites had his palace there, and was called "king of Kus". The river Gihon (classic, Pijramus) flows into the Mediterranean. Compare Genesis 10:6, Genesis 10:7. Isaiah 11:11.

Verse 10

Nimrod. Compare Genesis 10:8.

Verse 17

Uz . . . Mesheeh were sons of Aram (Shem"s youngest son). No error, for grandsons are often reckoned, by descent, as sons. See Laban (Genesis 29:5), Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 19:24). Of the "sons of Judah" (1 Chronicles 4:1-4) only the first-named was his son. It is assumed that we are acquainted with Genesis, and shall supply the links dealt with here with such brevity.

Verse 19

Peleg = disruption. See note on Genesis 10:25.

Verse 20

Joktan. Compare Genesis 10:26.

Verse 24

Shem. Direct descent taken up here, from 1 Chronicles 1:4.

Verse 35

Esau. Compare Genesis 36:9, Genesis 36:10.

Verse 36

Zephi. Some codices, with one early printed edition, read "Zepho" (compare Genesis 36:11), owing to the slight difference between the Hebrew ("O") and ("I").

Timna, There was a Tirana a daughter of Seir. The Timna here is a son of Eliphaz.

Verse 38

sons of Seir. Horites dwelling in Seir before the descendants of Esau (Genesis 36:20).

Verse 40

Allan. Some codices, with two early printed editions, read "Alvan" (Genesis 36:20).

Verse 41

sons. A special various reading called Sevir reads "son". See App-34. Genesis 36:25 tells of a daughter. This shows that banim may include daughters.

Amram. Some codices read "Hemdan" (compare Genesis 36:26). These names are more alike in Hebrew than in English.

Verse 42

Jakan. Some codices, with Septuagint, read "and Akan", with the "and" in the text.

Verse 43

before any king. See note on Genesis 36:31, which must have been before the writer"s eyes.

children = sons.

Verse 46

Avith. Hebrew text reads "Ayuth". But some codices, with two early printed editions, read "Avith", which Authorized Version follows.

Verse 50

Baal-hanan. Some codices, with one early printed edition, add "son of Achbor". Compare Genesis 36:39.

Hadad. Some codices, with four early printed editions, read "Hadar". See note on Amram, 1 Chronicles 1:41.

Pai. Some codices read "Pau". See note on Zephaniah 1:36.

Verse 51

dukes of Edom were. Read, "there arose chiefs to Edom", viz. These seem to have superseded the kings.

Aliah. Some codices, with two early printed editions, read "Alvah". See note on Zephaniah 1:36.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 1". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-chronicles-1.html. 1909-1922.