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Bible Commentaries

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

1 Chronicles 3

Verse 1

1 Chronicles 3:1. Daniel In 2Sa 3:3 this son is called Chileab. Probably he had two names. The other alterations in names, which are found in the following verses; may be compared with the parallel passages in Samuel. As the genealogy of Judah was given first, so that of David is particularly mentioned, as the promise of the Messiah was peculiarly given to him.

Verse 22

1 Chronicles 3:22. Six Five. Houbigant. See Calmet.

REFLECTIONS.—For seventeen descents, the crown of Judah went from father to son in a direct line. Just before the captivity, the lineal descent was interrupted. Jeconiah, Assir the captive, 1 Chronicles 5:17. (not a descendant of his, but Jeconiah himself), though he was written childless respecting the succession to the throne, yet seems to have had several children in Babylon, 1 Chronicles 3:17-18. Zerubbabel, here said to be the son of Pedaiah, is elsewhere called the son of Salathiel: either his grandson, if Pedaiah was Salathiel's son, or if his brother, as it seems more probable, Pedaiah, as next of kin, might, on his dying childless, marry his widow, and raise up seed to his brother, which seems the best solution of the difficulty. There is an observable difference between the descendants of Zerubbabel here, and in St. Matthew, which may be accounted for by the same person frequently having more names than one.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 3". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tcc/1-chronicles-3.html. 1801-1803.