1 Chronicles 7
7:1 The sons of Issachar;
7:6 of Benjamin;
7:13 of Naphtali;
7:14 of Manasseh;
7:15 and of Ephraim;
7:21 The calamity of Ephraim by the men of Gath;
7:23 His posterity by Beriah;
7:28 Their habitations;
7:30 The sons of Asher. Verse 1Genesis 46:13, Phuvah, Job, Numbers 26:23, 26:24, Pua

Verse 2whose numberThis was probably the number returned by Joab and his assistants, when they made that census of the people with which God was so much displeased. We find that the effective men of Issachar amounted to 87,000 - 1 Chronicles 7:5; 7:22,600 of whom descended from Tola his eldest son; but whether the 36,000 - 7:4 were descendants of Tola by Uzzi, and the 22,600 his descendants by Tola's other sons; or whether another of Issachar's sons be intended, does not clearly appear; though the former seems the more obvious meaning. 21:1-5, 27:1, 27:23, 27:24; 2 Samuel 24:1-9ReciprocalExodus 6:14 - the heads Verse 41 Chronicles 12:32Reciprocal7:2 - whose number Verse 5Reciprocal1 Chronicles 7:2 - whose number Verse 6of BenjaminIn the parallel place of Genesis, ten sons of Benjamin are reckoned, Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard; and in Numbers, five only are mentioned, Bela, Ashbel, Ahiraim, Shupham, and Hupham; and Ard and Naaman are said to be the sons of Bela, and consequently Benjamin's grandsons. In the beginning of the following chapter, also, five are only mentioned, Bela, Ashbel, Aharah, Nohah, and Rapha; and Addar, Gera, Abihud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoha, another Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram, are all represented as grandsons, not sons of Benjamin. Hence we see that in many cases, grandsons are called sons, and both are often confounded in the genealogical tables. It seems, also, that the persons mentioned in the following verses were neither sons nor grandsons of Bela and Becher, but distinguished persons among their descendants. 1 Chronicles 8:1-12; Genesis 46:21; Numbers 26:38-41 Jediael1 Chronicles 7:10, 7:11

Verse 7were reckoned1 Chronicles 21:1-5; 2 Chronicles 17:17, 17:18ReciprocalExodus 6:14 - the heads; 1 Chronicles 7:12 - Ir Verse 8Reciprocal1 Chronicles 6:60 - General Verse 10EhudJudges 3:15-30Reciprocal1 Chronicles 7:6 - Jediael; 8:6 - Ehud; Mark 10:9 - General Verse 11mighty men2 Chronicles 17:13-19Reciprocal1 Chronicles 7:6 - Jediael Verse 12Shuppim1 Chronicles 7:15; Genesis 46:21, MuppimHuppimNumbers 26:39, Shupham, HuphamIr1 Chronicles 7:7, IriAherAher signifies another, and it has been conjectured that these were Danites, "the sons of another tribe;" especially as Hushim is named as the only son of Dan, Genesis 46:23. And they suppose that the name of Dan was not mentioned, because his descendants first established idolatry. But Zebulun, as well as Dan, is here omitted, perhaps because none of either of these tribes returned at first from Babylon. Though the Benjamites had been almost destroyed in the first days of the judges, they soon became numerous and powerful. Numbers 26:38, AhiramReciprocal1 Chronicles 8:5 - Shephuphan Verse 13JahzielGenesis 46:24; Numbers 26:48, JahzeelShallumGenesis 46:24; Numbers 26:49, Shillemthe sons of BilhahGenesis 30:3-8, 35:22, 46:25

Verse 14The sonsThe text in these two verses seems to be strangely corrupted; and, as it stands, is scarcely intelligible. Probably it should be rendered, "The sons of Manasseh were Ashriel, whom his Syrian concubine bore to him; and Machir the father of Gilead, whom (his wife) bore to him. Machir took for a wife Maachah, sister to Huppim and Shuppim." This is nearly the version of Dr. Geddes.Machir1 Chronicles 2:21-23; Genesis 50:23; Numbers 26:29-34, 27:1, 32:30-42; Deuteronomy 3:13-15; Joshua 13:31, 17:1-3; Judges 5:14ReciprocalGenesis 46:20 - Manasseh; Numbers 1:34 - Manasseh; 36:1 - Gilead Verse 15Huppim1 Chronicles 7:12 and the nameIt is certain that Zelophehad was not a son, but a descendant of Manasseh's, three generations having intervened; for he was the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.and ZelophehadNumbers 26:33, 27:1-11, 36:1-12ReciprocalJoshua 17:1 - Machir Verse 17Bedan1 Samuel 12:11

Verse 18Numbers 26:30, Jeezer, Judges 6:11, 6:24, 6:34, 8:2ReciprocalJoshua 17:2 - the children Verse 20Numbers 26:35, 26:36ReciprocalPsalm 78:9 - The children Verse 21because they cameOr rather, "when כי [H3588], (kee) they came down to take away their cattle;" for it does not appear that the sons of Ephraim were the aggressors, but the men of Gath, who appear to have been born in Egypt. This is the only place in the Sacred Writings where this piece of history is mentioned, and the transaction seems to have happened before the Israelites came out of Egypt; for it appears from the following verse, that Ephraim was alive when these children of his were slain.ReciprocalNumbers 26:35 - Becher; Ezekiel 25:15 - to destroy; John 11:19 - to comfort Verse 22mournedGenesis 37:34 and his brethrenJob 2:11Reciprocal1 Chronicles 7:2 - whose number; John 11:19 - to comfort Verse 23Beriahthat is, In evilbecauseMany similar instances of the naming of children from passing circumstances, occur throughout the sacred volume. See those of a similar character with this verse: Genesis 35:18, where Rachel, while dying, names her new-born son Ben-oni, or, the son of my sorrow. So in 1 Samuel 4:21, the wife of Phinehas, on being apprised of the death of Eli and her husband, and that the ark was taken by the Philistines, while in the pains of travail, and dying, named her son I-chabod, or, there is no glory. So also in 1 Chronicles 9:4 of this book, we read that Jabez, or, sorrowful, had that name given to him, because his mother "bare him with sorrow." 2 Samuel 23:5Reciprocal1 Chronicles 4:9 - I bare him Verse 24BethhoronJoshua 16:3, 16:5; 1 Kings 9:17; 2 Chronicles 8:5ReciprocalJoshua 19:50 - Timnathserah Verse 26ReciprocalNumbers 1:10 - Elishama; 2:18 - Elishama Verse 27NonNumbers 13:8, 13:16, Nun, OsheaJehoshuahExodus 17:9-14, 24:13, 32:17; Numbers 11:28, 14:6, 27:18; Deuteronomy 31:23, Joshua, Acts 7:45; Habakkuk 3:1, JesusReciprocalNumbers 1:10 - Elishama; 2:18 - Elishama Verse 28BethelGenesis 28:19; Joshua 16:2; Judges 1:22 NaaranNaaran, or Naarath, Eusebius says was a town in his time called Νοοραθ, Noorath, five miles from Jericho. It appears to be the same as Νεαρα, Neara, mentioned by Josephus, from whence, he says, they brought the water which watered the palm-trees of Jericho. NaarathGezer1 Chronicles 6:66, 6:67 townsHeb. daughtersReciprocalJoshua 16:3 - Bethhoron; 16:7 - Ataroth Verse 29ManassehJoshua 17:7-11 Bethshean1 Samuel 31:10, BethshanTaanachJudges 5:19; 1 Kings 4:12 MegiddoJudges 1:27; 1 Kings 9:15; 2 Kings 9:27, 23:29; 2 Chronicles 35:22; Zechariah 12:11; Revelation 16:16 In these dweltJoshua 16:1-17:18; Judges 1:22-29ReciprocalJoshua 17:11 - Manasseh Verse 30ImnahThis variation only exists in the translation; the original being uniformly Jimnah, or Yimnah. Genesis 46:17; Numbers 26:44-46, JimnahIshuaiThis variation is also attributable to the translator; the Hebrew being in both places Isui, or rather, Yishwi. Genesis 46:17, Isui

Verse 32Shomer1 Chronicles 7:34, Shamer

Verse 34Shamer1 Chronicles 7:32, ShomerReciprocal5:15 - Ahi Verse 37IthranThis name is essentially the same, the variation being caused by a paragogic נ, noon. Here it is written יתרן [H3506], Ithran, and in the following verse [H3500], Jether. 1 Chronicles 7:38, Jether

Verse 38Reciprocal1 Chronicles 7:37 - Ithran Verse 40the number1 Chronicles 21:1-5; 2 Samuel 24:1-9