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Chapters 2 8. The Genealogies of the Tribes of Israel

The Chronicler deals very unequally with the tribes in their genealogies; as the following table shews:

1Ch 2:1 to 1Ch 4:23. Judah (102 verses).

1Ch 4:24-43. Simeon (20 verses).

1Ch 5:1-26. Reuben, Gad, and Eastern Manasseh (26 verses).

1Ch 6:1-81. Levi (81 verses).

1Ch 7:1-40. Issachar, Benjamin, Naphtali, Eastern Manasseh (again), Ephraim, and Asher (40 verses).

1Ch 8:1-40. Benjamin, though already noticed in 1Ch 7:6-11 (40 verses).

Zebulun and (perhaps) Dan (cp. 1Ch 7:12, note) are omitted.

It may easily be seen that the tribes in which the Chronicler is really interested are the three southern tribes, Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin, together with the priestly tribe, Levi.

The order in which the tribes are mentioned is at first geographical, Judah and Simeon the southern tribes first, then the eastern tribes Reuben, Gad, Manasseh; the rest follow in no fixed order.

Consult other comments:

1 Chronicles 6:0 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

1 Chronicles 6:0 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

1 Chronicles 6:0 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

1 Chronicles 6:0 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

1 Chronicles 6:0 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

1 Chronicles 6:0 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

1 Chronicles 6:0 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

1 Chronicles 6:0 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

1 Chronicles 6:0 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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