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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Chronicles 8

Introduction

Overview

1 Chronicles 8:1, The sons and chief men of Benjamin; 1 Chronicles 8:33, The stock of Saul and Jonathan.

Verse 1

Bela: 1 Chronicles 7:6-2 Kings :, Genesis 46:21

Aharah: Numbers 26:38, Ahiram

Reciprocal: Genesis 46:8 - the names

Verse 3

Addar: The variation in this name is occasioned simply by the transposition of a ד, daleth and ר, raish; being in the parallel passage ארד [Strong's H714], Ard, and here אדר [Strong's H146], Addar. Genesis 46:21, Numbers 26:40, Ard

Verse 4

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 11:12 - Ahohite

Verse 5

Gera: Judges 3:15

Shephuphan: שפם [Strong's H8206], Shuppim, seems to be merely a contracted form of שפופם [Strong's H8197], Shupham, or rather, Shephupham, which, by the mutation of מ, mem, into נ, noon, is here changed into שפופן [Strong's H8197], Shephuphan. 1 Chronicles 7:12, Shuppim, Numbers 26:39, Shupham

Huram: Huram appears to be an error for Hupham in the parallel passage of Numbers, which, by contraction, is written Huppim.

Verse 6

Ehud: 1 Chronicles 7:10, Judges 3:20-Amos :, Judges 4:1, Gera, Genesis 46:21

Geba: 1 Chronicles 6:60

Manahath: 1 Chronicles 2:25, 1 Chronicles 2:54

Reciprocal: Exodus 6:14 - the heads

Verse 8

in the: Ruth 1:1

he had: Genesis 25:6

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 9:12 - son

Verse 9

Hodesh: In the preceding verse it is said that "Hushim and Baara were his wives;" and here it said, "he begat of Hodesh his wife," etc; and then in the 1 Chronicles 8:11, his children by Hushim are mentioned, but not a word of Baara. It is probable, therefore, that Hodesh was another name for Baara; and this is asserted by the Targumist: "And he begat of Baara, that is, of Chodesh, his wife, so called because he espoused her anew.

Verse 10

Jeuz: i.e. counselor; he will take counsel, [Strong's H3263].

Shachia: i.e. captivation; captive of the Lord; the return of Jah, [Strong's H7634]

Mirma: i.e. deceit, guile, fraud, [Strong's H4821]. 1 Chronicles 8:10

Verse 11

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 8:9 - Hodesh

Verse 12

Ono: Ono is stated by Reland to have been three miles from Lydda. Ezra 2:33, Nehemiah 6:2, Nehemiah 7:37, Nehemiah 11:35

Lod: Lod, or Lydda, was situated about four leagues from Joppa, and a day's journey, or about thirty-two miles nw from Jerusalem; and, according to the Antonine Itinerary, twelve miles from Jamnia, eighteen from Eleutheropolis, and twenty two from Bethar. Josephus says it was a village, not yielding to a city in greatness; and that it was one of three toparchies dismembered from Samaria, and given to the Jews. It was destroyed by Cesitus in the Jewish war, and, when rebuilt, was called Diospolis. It is now called Loudd, and is a poor village, situated in a fine plain about a league to the e-ne of Ramia.

Verse 13

Shema: 1 Chronicles 8:21, Shimhi

the fathers: 1 Chronicles 2:49, 1 Chronicles 2:50, 1 Chronicles 2:52, 1 Chronicles 4:4

Aijalon: Joshua 19:42, Ajalon

Reciprocal: Judges 12:12 - Aijalon 2 Kings 12:17 - against Gath 1 Chronicles 8:16 - Beriah

Verse 16

Beriah: 1 Chronicles 8:13

Verse 18

Reciprocal: Genesis 10:29 - Ophir

Verse 20

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 6:34 - Eliel

Verse 21

Shimhi: 1 Chronicles 8:13, Shema

Verse 28

dwelt: Joshua 15:63, Joshua 18:28, Judges 1:21, Nehemiah 11:1, Nehemiah 11:7-1 Samuel :

Jerusalem: Jerusalem, the ancient capital of Judea, is situated in long. 35 degrees 20 minutes e, lat. 31 degrees 47 minutes 47 seconds n; and, according to the best authorities, 136 miles sw of Damascus, 34 miles s of Shechem or Nablous, 45 miles e of Jaffa, 27 miles n of Hebron, and about 20 miles w of Jericho. The city of Jerusalem was built on hills, and encompassed with mountains - Psalms 125:2, in a stony and barren soil, and was about sixteen furlongs in length, say Strabo. The ancient city of Jebus, taken by David from the Jebusites, was not large, and stood on a mountain south of that on which the temple was erected. Here David built a new city, called the city of David, wherein was the royal palace. Between these two mountains lay the valley of Millo, filled up by David and Solomon; and after the reign of Manasseh, another city is mentioned, called the second. The Maccabees considerably enlarged Jerusalem on the north, enclosing a third hill; and Josephus mentions a fourth hill, called Bezetha, which Agrippa joined to the former: this new city lay north of the temple, along the brook Kidron. See note on 1 Chronicles 9:34.

Verse 29

the father: 1 Chronicles 9:35, 1 Chronicles 9:36, Jehiel

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 2:42 - the father of Hebron

Verse 30

Abdon: 1 Chronicles 9:36, 1 Chronicles 9:37

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 9:1 - Kish

Verse 31

Zacher: 1 Chronicles 9:37, Zechariah

Verse 32

Shimeah: 1 Chronicles 9:38, Shimeam

Verse 33

Ner: 1 Chronicles 9:39, 1 Samuel 9:1, 1 Samuel 14:50, 1 Samuel 14:51

Kish: 1 Samuel 9:1, Acts 13:21, Cis

Saul: 1 Samuel 14:49, 1 Samuel 31:2

Abinadab: 1 Samuel 14:49, Ishui

Eshbaal: 2 Samuel 2:8, 2 Samuel 4:12, Ish-bosheth

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 9:36 - Kish 1 Chronicles 10:2 - Jonathan 1 Chronicles 12:1 - Saul

Verse 34

Meribbaal: 2 Samuel 4:4, 2 Samuel 9:6, 2 Samuel 9:10, 2 Samuel 19:24-Amos :, Mephibosheth

Micah: 2 Samuel 9:12, Micha

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 9:40 - Meribbaal

Verse 35

Tarea: 1 Chronicles 9:41, Tahrea

Verse 36

Jehoadah: 1 Chronicles 9:42, Jarah

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 2:6 - Zimri 1 Chronicles 6:60 - General

Verse 37

Rapha: 1 Chronicles 9:43, Rephiah

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 2:39 - General

Verse 40

archers: 1 Chronicles 12:2, 2 Chronicles 14:8

many sons: Psalms 127:3-Deuteronomy :, Psalms 128:3-Joshua :

Reciprocal: Genesis 42:13 - Thy servants 1 Chronicles 5:18 - to shoot

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/1-chronicles-8.html.