Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Ezra 8:3

of the sons of Shecaniah who was of the sons of Parosh, Zechariah and with him 150 males who were in the genealogical list;
New American Standard

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Genealogy;   Parosh;   Pharosh;   Shechaniah;   Zechariah (Zecharias);  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ezra;   Nehemiah;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Census;   Shechaniah;   Zechariah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Ezra, Book of;   Parosh;   Pharosh;   Shecaniah;   Shechaniah;   Zechariah;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ezra;   Johanan;   Parosh;   Samaias;   Sechenias;   Shecaniah;   Zathoes;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Census;   Pharosh ;   Shechaniah ;   Zechariah ;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Pu'rosh;   Pha'rosh;   Shechani'ah;   Zechari'ah;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Babylonish Captivity, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Parosh;   Phoros;   Sechenias;   Shecaniah;   Zacharias (1);   Zechariah (1);   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Ezra the Scribe;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Of the sons of Shechaniah - There were three of this name; the second is mentioned Ezra 8:6, and the third Ezra 10:2. They were all different persons, as may be seen from their fathers' houses.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Ezra 8:3". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/ezra-8.html. 1832.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Of the sons of Shechaniah, of the sons of Pharosh; Zechariah: and with him were reckoned by genealogy of the males an hundred and fifty.

Males — Though the males only be expressed yet doubtless they carried the women along with them, as they did the little ones.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Ezra 8:3". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/ezra-8.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Ezra 8:3 Of the sons of Shechaniah, of the sons of Pharosh; Zechariah: and with him were reckoned by genealogy of the males an hundred and fifty.

Ver. 3. Of the males an hundred and fifty] Great account was made of males under the law, more than of the females; and so there is to this day among the Jews, who hold women to be of a lower creation, made only for the propagation and pleasure of man, &c. (Blount’s Voyage). This their conceit is their folly, yet their posterity approve their sayings. He did better who styled woman the second edition of the epitome of the whole world. Sure it is, that souls have no sexes; and in Christ there is no respect had more to the male than female, Galatians 3:28.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Ezra 8:3". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/ezra-8.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Of the sons of Pharosh, i.e. one of the sons of Pharosh; whereby he is differenced from the other Shechaniah, Ezra 8:5.

By genealogy of the males: though the males only be expressed here, and in the succeeding verses, yet it is more than probable they carried the women along with them, as they did carry little ones as it is expressed here, Ezra 8:21.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Ezra 8:3". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/ezra-8.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

3.Of the sons of Shechaniah — These words seem rather to belong to the preceding verse, and to be connected with Hattush, a descendant of David. So we should read: Of the sons of David, Hattush of the sons of Shechaniah. Compare 1 Chronicles 3:22, where Shechaniah and Hattush are both mentioned as descendants of David.

Pharosh — Probably the same as Parosh, Ezra 2:3. Zechariah is the first name in this list, which is immediately followed by the number of his father’s house who were with him among Ezra’s company.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Ezra 8:3". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/ezra-8.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Ezra 8:3. By genealogy of the males — Though the males only be expressed, yet doubtless they carried the women along with them, as they did the little ones, Ezra 8:21.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Ezra 8:3". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/ezra-8.html. 1857.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

by genealogy = a lineage.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezra 8:3". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/ezra-8.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Of the sons of Shechaniah, of the sons of Pharosh; Zechariah: and with him were reckoned by genealogy of the males an hundred and fifty.
Pharosh
This variation is attributable to the translators; the original being uniformly Parôsh.
2:3; Nehemiah 7:8; 10:14
Parosh
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezra 8:3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ezra-8.html.