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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

1 Chronicles 1

Verse 1

1:1 Adam, {a} Sheth, Enosh,

(a) Meaning, that Seth was Adam’s son, and Enoch was Seth’s son.

Verse 4

1:4 Noah, {b} Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

(b) It would have been sufficient to have named Shem of whom came Abraham and David, but because the world was restored by these three, mention is also made of Ham and Japheth.

Verse 10

1:10 And Cush begat {c} Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth.

(c) Who first lifted himself above others.

Verse 17

1:17 The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and {d} Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.

(d) Of whom came the Syrians, and therefore they are called Amramites throughout all scripture.

Verse 18

1:18 And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat {e} Eber.

(e) Of him came the Hebrews who were later called Israelites of Israel, who was Jacob and Jews of Judah because of the excellency of that tribe.

Verse 24

1:24 {f} Shem, {g} Arphaxad, Shelah,

(f) He repeats Shem again because he would come to the stock of Abraham.

(g) Who came from Shem, and of him Shelah.

Verse 32

1:32 Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham’s {h} concubine: she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan.

(h) Read Genesis 25:4.

Verse 35

1:35 The sons of Esau; {i} Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.

(i) These were born from three different mothers, read Genesis 36:4.

Verse 36

1:36 The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and {k} Timna, and Amalek.

(k) Which was Eliphaz’s concubine, read Genesis 36:12.

Verse 38

1:38 And the sons of {l} Seir; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan.

(l) He is also called Seir the Horite, who inhabited mount Seir, Genesis 36:20.

Verse 43

1:43 Now these [are] the {m} kings that reigned in the land of Edom before [any] king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of Beor: and the name of his city [was] Dinhabah.

(m) He makes mention of the kings that came from Esau according to God’s promise made to Abraham concerning him, that kings would come from him. These eight kings reigned one after another in Idumea to the time of David who conquered their country.

Verse 44

1:44 And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of {n} Bozrah reigned in his stead.

(n) Which was the principal city of the Edomites.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 1". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gsb/1-chronicles-1.html. 1599-1645.