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Bible Commentaries

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 (2 Samuel 24:0 ).

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". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-chronicles-7.html. 1909-1922.