1 Chronicles 7 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

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7:1 Now the sons of Issachar [were], Tola, and Puah, a Jashub, and Shimron, four.

(a) Who also is called Job, (Genesis 46:13).

7:2 And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father's house, [to wit], of Tola: [they were] valiant men of might in their generations; b whose number [was] in the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred.

(b) That is, their number was found to be this big when David counted the people, (
2 Samuel 24:1).

7:3 And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, c five: all of them chief men.

(c) Meaning, the four sons and the father.

7:6 [The sons] of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and d Jediael, e three.

(d) Also called Ashbel, (
Genesis 46:21; Numbers 26:38).
(e) Who were the chief: or else there were seven in all as it appears in (Genesis 46:21).

7:12 Shuppim also, and Huppim, the children of Ir, [and] Hushim, the sons of f Aher.

(f) Meaning that he was not the son of Benjamin, but of Dan (
Genesis 46:23).

7:13 The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, g the sons of Bilhah.

(g) These came from Dan and Naphtali, who were the sons of Bilhah, (
Genesis 46:23,24,25).

7:18 And h his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, and Abiezer, and Mahalah.

(h) Meaning, the sister of Gilead.

7:21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of i Gath [that were] born in [that] land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle.

(i) Which was one of the five principal cities of the Philistines and who slew the Ephraimites.

7:25 And Rephah [was] his k son, also Resheph, and Telah his son, and Tahan his son,

(k) That is, of Ephraim.