Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

1 Chronicles 27

Verse 1

Now the children of Israel after their number, [to wit], the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, a which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course [were] twenty and four thousand.

(a) Who executed their charge and office, which is meant by coming in and going out.

Verse 4

And over the course of the second month [was] Dodai an Ahohite, and of his course [was] Mikloth also the b ruler: in his course likewise [were] twenty and four thousand.

(b) That is, Dodais lieutenant.

Verse 16

Furthermore c over the tribes of Israel: the ruler of the Reubenites [was] Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maachah:

(c) Meaning besides those twelve captains.

Verse 21

Of the d half [tribe] of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner:

(d) Which is beyond Jordan in respect to Judah, also one captain was over the Reubenites and the Gadites.

Verse 24

Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished not, e because there fell wrath for it against Israel; neither was the number put in the account of the f chronicles of king David.

(e) The commandment of the king was abominable to Joab, (1 Chronicles 21:6).

(f) The Hebrews make both these books of Chronicles but one, and at this verse make the middle of the book concerning the number of verses.

Verse 32

Also Jonathan David's uncle was a counsellor, a wise man, and a g scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni [was] with the king's h sons:

(g) That is, a man learned in the word of God.

(h) To be their schoolmasters and teachers.

Verse 34

And i after Ahithophel [was] Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and the general of the king's army [was] Joab.

(i) After Ahithophel hanged himself, (2 Samuel 17:23), Jehoiada was made counsellor.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 27". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1599-1645.