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Bible Commentaries
1 Chronicles 2

Smith's Bible CommentarySmith's Commentary

Verses 1-55

Chapter 2

Now these are the sons of Israel ( 1 Chronicles 2:1 );

And the twelve sons of Jacob. And then we follow for a little bit the sons of Judah, and then we are now zeroing in. As I tell you, we keep coming back zeroing in on the line of Christ. And as we get to Judah, because the Messiah was to come out of Judah, we find the descendants from Judah to Jesse. He was to be a root out of the stem of Jesse. And so that's the family we're interested, and then from Jesse, of course, we want David, who was the seventh son of Jesse. His brothers are all named in verses thirteen through fifteen.

Now, you remember, as we were going through Kings that David had a general who gave him problems. He was a mighty man; his name was Joab. And yet Joab did create problems for David, along with his brother Abishai. And they actually were David's nephews. They were the sons of David's sister. Now we jump way back from David, we've come out to David, but we have left a lot of unnamed people. And so we go to another family in the tribe of Judah, the family of Caleb. He was the one who was a spy with Joshua that brought back the good report and the rest of the chapter deals with the descendants of Caleb. You're dealing still with the family of Judah. "

Bibliographical Information
Smith, Charles Ward. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 2". "Smith's Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/csc/1-chronicles-2.html. 2014.
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